HC Deb 01 February 1999 vol 324 c452W
15. Mr. Rammell

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made by the policy action team on the contribution that sports and the arts can make to tackling social exclusion. [66775]

Mr. Chris Smith

Policy Action Team 10, led by DCMS, has met on several occasions. The Team includes a number of people engaged in local projects tackling issues of social inclusion, and experts on specific issues such as funding, building partnerships and community development. The group has undertaken visits to successful arts and sporting projects which are combating social exclusion around the country. The Team will report in early summer 1999 on its findings.