HC Deb 25 February 2002 vol 380 c709W
22. Mr. Wyatt

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to establish a centre of excellence for British athletics. [34251]

Tessa Jowell

In line with the requests of UK Athletics, a network of 11 regional indoor athletic tracks is being developed as part of the United Kingdom Sports Institute. These facilities will also include state of the art sports medicine and sports science support. With the exception of the facilities in Northern Ireland the sites are all due for completion by the summer of 2003 at a cost of over £50 million and will help our top athletes and their coaches compete and win at the highest level.