§ Mr. Pendry
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to discuss with the Secretary of State for Education and Employment the implications of the recent changes to the National Curriculum for the national policy on young people and sport. 
§ Mr. Banks
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State discussed the implications of the changes to the National Curriculum with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Employment before the recent announcement was made. The changes are fully consistent with our national policy on young people and sport. We are pleased that PE remains a curriculum subject and we will now concentrate on ensuring that the PE and sport opportunities children get are of the highest standard possible, whether they are delivered through the curriculum or by out-of-school activities. I will continue my discussions with Ministers in DfEE to encourage the development of sport in schools.