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Regional Sports Boards

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the role of regional sports boards will be under the Sport England strategy for 2008 to 2011. (211456)

Regional Sports Boards will be replaced by a ministerial nominee in each region who will act as an advocate for community sport and help lever in regional funding from the public and private sector. A decision on the London Regional Sports Board will be made following discussions with the Mayor. The changes across all nine regions will be implemented in full by the end of the year.

Sport England will retain a regional presence through its network of nine regional offices, but their work will be more tightly focused. A new structure will be announced by the end of June.