HC Deb 19 May 1998 vol 312 c309W
Mr. Pendry

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make an announcement about the Government's adoption of the 1994 Brighton Declaration on Women in Sport. [42967]

Mr. Banks

I am delighted to announce that the UK Government have adopted the 1994 Brighton Declaration on Women and Sport. I wish to place on record my thanks to my hon. Friend for all his assistance in the past for his role in meeting this objective.

Our decision to adopt the Declaration further indicates our determination to improve opportunities for women at all levels in sport, whether as participants, competitors, coaches or administrators.

Through our policy of 'Sport for All' we shall continue to work with the Sports Councils and others to promote and develop opportunities in sport for women regardless of where they live, social background, age or ability.