§ Mr. Pendry
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his timetable for establishing the United Kingdom Sports Commission; if he will list the organisations and individuals with whom Ministers and officials in his Department have held meetings with regard to establishing the United Kingdom Sports Commission and the dates on which such meetings took place; if he will list the organisations and individuals with whom Ministers in his Department plan to hold further meetings and the dates on which such meetings will take place; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Atkins
The United Kingdom Sports Commission will be established as soon as practicable. The decision took account of the GB Sports Council's own proposals for Sports Council restructuring which were discussed with it. There were also consultations with interested Departments. There will be discussions with the GB Sports Council and others as appropriate to take forward the arrangements for establishing the UK Sports Commission.