Sport: Health and Well-being of Children and Young People — Debate

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:51 pm on 9th December 2010.

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Photo of Lord Hoyle Lord Hoyle Labour 12:51 pm, 9th December 2010

My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Pendry on introducing the debate. There is no doubt about his expertise and knowledge of sport, not only in schools but outside them. It is unfortunate-he would have been the best sports Minister we have ever had. I would have liked to have seen him in that position, and I am sorry he never had it.

The noble Lord, Lord Brookman, was modest in what he said. He could have told us that he was one of the best cricketers in Wales when he was younger, purely because of his experience in school. He could join in sport at school-and he did so.

I declare an interest in that I am president of Warrington Wolves rugby club-