HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 c132W
Mr. Spring

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what action he has taken to ensure that sporting provision is set out in schools' annual reports and prospectuses. [86687]

Mr. Charles Clarke

Sport is an essential part of young people's education, playing a key role in their physical and social development. Department for Education and Employment guidance makes it clear that prospectuses and annual reports should include references to sporting aims and provisions, so as to ensure that parents receive a complete picture of the school.