HC Deb 19 May 1997 vol 294 c22W
25. Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage when he expects to make an announcement on the setting up of a British Academy of Sport. [387]

Mr. Tony Banks

The Government are committed to the development of a British Academy of Sport and I am currently considering carefully the three shortlisted bids from the Central, Heyford and Sheffield consortiums. I also intend to visit the sites in the next few weeks. A joint announcement with the United Kingdom Sports Council will be made as soon as possible thereafter.