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Working Hours

Volume 403: debated on Tuesday 8 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what policy on (a) core hours and on 25 March; what the outcome was of the seminar; when a report of the seminar will be published; and for what reason UK Sport funding was used for the seminar. [107702]

UK Sport joined forces with the BBC to establish Sport Summit. The event aimed to gather a group of those responsible for leading sport at all levels within the United Kingdom to discuss the country's strategic approach to sport.UK Sport contributed £60,000 towards the costs of staging the event, with the BBC contributing support in kind, by hosting the event and providing related programming across their radio and online platforms. Such events are in line with UK Sport's Royal Charter, which charges the organisation with developing cohesive strategies for furthering the interests and knowledge of sport in the United Kingdom. At present no formal report of the day has been envisaged, however, the day's proceedings were recorded and feedback forms have been received from a number of the delegates indicating wide spread support for the event. In addition UK Sport are intending to develop an action plan in conjunction with the BBC that will take forward the issues that were raised on the day.