§ Mr. Pendry
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assurances he has sought from the Secretary of State for Education and Employment concerning the role of the PE profession in developing466W sport for young people through National Curriculum PE following recent decisions affecting the National Curriculum. 
§ Mr. Banks
I have regular discussions with colleagues in the Department for Education and Employment to discuss a whole range of matters of mutual interest. We are well aware of the important role the PE profession plays in developing sport for young people and will continue to work with them to ensure that the PE and sporting opportunities children get are of the highest standard possible, whether they are delivered through the curriculum or by out-of-school activities.