Mr. Gareth R. Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what action she has taken following the Elite Sports Funding Review published in August 2001. 
§ Mr. Caborn
The Elite Sports Funding Review chaired by my right hon. Friend the Member for Copeland (Dr. Cunningham) identified over 40 recommendations, the large majority of which are for the Sports Councils and National Governing Bodies of sport to take forward. The Review was discussed at the Sports Cabinet on 31 October, chaired by the Secretary of State. The Cabinet beings together the Sports Ministers and chairmen of the Sports Councils from each of the devolved Administrations. At the Cabinet, the Sports Councils accepted and are now implementing the overwhelming majority of the recommendations. My Department is considering the remaining recommendations which would require additional funding in the context of the current spending review.