HC Deb 30 June 1999 vol 334 cc197-8W
Valerie Davey

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how the sports co-ordinators for schools will be apportioned(a) by individual sport, (b) by school sector and (c) in other ways; and if they will include co-ordinators for swimming events. [88183]

Mr. Banks

Sport England are currently working up detailed plans for the role the Co-ordinators will play. However, it is not envisaged that Co-ordinators will be apportioned by individual sport, but play a generic role covering all sports, including swimming. They will be based in secondary schools, with the target being up to 600 Active Schools Co-ordinators operating in 1,000 secondary schools and associated primary schools over the next 10 years.

Mr. Spring

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the announcement of the appointment of school sports co-ordinators was first made; and by whom. [88453]

Mr. Banks

The announcement of the appointment of Active Schools Co-ordinators was first made in Sport England's Lottery Strategy in May. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State recently announced that he had written to Sport England to ensure that arranging competitive fixtures between schools was a key part of the Co-ordinators' job description.