HC Deb 30 January 2001 vol 362 c113W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the First Secretary concerning the provision of(a) specialist facilities in north-east Wales for young people, (b) more time for physical education in the school curriculum, (c) more playing fields in urban areas of Wales and (d) more grass roots football in Wales; and if he will make a statement. [147261]

Mr. Hanson

My right hon. Friend and I meet the First Secretary regularly to discuss a range of issues, including the promotion of good health and well-being for people in Wales and the role that sport and physical education can play in this.

In May 2000, the National Assembly established a task force to look at ways of improving the effectiveness of PE and sport in schools. The Assembly will shortly be considering the group's recommendations. The National Assembly also works closely with other organisations including the Sports Council for Wales, the Football Association of Wales and local authorities to help promote sport and physical education for people of all ages.

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