HC Deb 26 January 1999 vol 324 cc193-4W
Mr. Rammell

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which measures of local deprivation his Department and its agencies use in considering allocation of funds to local projects. [66723]

Mr. Chris Smith

A variety of statistics are used by public bodies sponsored by the Department in order to measure deprivation. For exampleIndex of Local Deprivation; and Index of Local Conditions for England and Wales; and various statistics used in Social Trends and Regional Trends.

Department has made of the "Girls in Sport" briefing document prepared by Nike UK in conjunction with Mary Peters, CBE. [64955]

Mr. Banks

I have read Nike UK's briefing document and welcome initiatives that lead to greater participation of women in sport.

Officials in my department have met with Nike UK to discuss the document and the issue of women and sport generally.

I understand that Nike UK will be evaluating responses to its document and publishing its findings in the Spring. I look forward to learning more about this in due course.