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Cage Fighting

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will introduce regulations on cage fighting. (196721)

[holding answer 25 March 2008]: National governing bodies of sport are responsible for introducing their own regulations into their respective sports.

Cage fighting is not recognised as a sport by Sport England, UK Sport or any of the other home country sports councils. No application has ever been received for the activity to be recognised.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what research his Department has conducted into the safety of cage fighting; and if he will make a statement. (196722)

[holding answer 25 March 2008]: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has not carried out, or commissioned any research into the safety of Cage fighting.

Cage fighting is not recognised as a sport by Sport England, UK Sport or any of the other home country sports councils.