HC Deb 15 December 1997 vol 303 c24W
Mr. Spring

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to co-operate with Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in respect of his Department's duties in relation to sport in schools; and if he will list the action taken in response to HMCI's findings on sport in schools. [19485]

Mr. Banks

My Department has no official duties in relation to sport in schools but we take a keen interest in this area. We have regular contact with the Department for Education and Employment to discuss matters of mutual concern and HMCI's findings form a valuable basis for our discussions.