HC Deb 23 June 1997 vol 296 c376W
Mr. Coaker

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what plans the Government have for encouraging sport in schools. [3188]

Mr. Banks

We are working to extend the opportunities for sport and physical recreation for all people by widening access and encouraging participation. Promoting physical education and sport in schools will be a key element of our strategy. A number of initiatives aimed at promoting sport in schools are already being taken forward by the English Sports Council, and we will shortly be meeting the Department for Education and Employment to consider further action.