HC Deb 17 May 1999 vol 331 cc275-6W
17. Mr. Gapes

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the Football Association about plans to encourage girls to play football. [83425]

Mr. Banks

I met senior representatives of The Football Association on 9 March, principally to discuss The FA's plans to stage a Women's Football Awareness Week in June. Given the significant schools element in The FA's proposals I am arranging for The FA representatives to have detailed discussions with myself and Education Ministers shortly. I fully support the excellent work which The FA is undertaking in this important area, and wish it every success.