§ Mr. Hepburn
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what plans there are to increase the number of qualified school sports coaches employed at a local level; 
(2) how many qualified school sports coaches were employed in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) Tyne and Wear and (d) England, in each year since 1997. 422W
§ Mr. Caborn
DCMS is investing £28 million to implement the key recommendations of the Coaching Task Force. These include the creation by 2006 of 3,000 qualified Community Sports Coaches, who will work in partnership at local level with schools, clubs and other local or regional organisations supporting sport I expect the first phase of some 100 Community Sports Coaches to be operational during the current financial year.
The information requested about numbers of qualified school sports coaches could be provided only at disproportionate cost.