Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012 — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:00 pm on 15th February 2011.

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Photo of Baroness Billingham Baroness Billingham Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) 3:00 pm, 15th February 2011

The decision to ensure that the athletics track remains in the Olympic stadium would undoubtedly be right. No one could question that ethically. That was part of the bid, as has already been said, as was the pledge to hold an annual school sports Olympics in that magnificent stadium. How can the Minister reconcile that promise with the total elimination of sport from the curriculum, as proposed in the new Education Bill? Where is the next generation of Olympians going to come from if it does not get the start in school that it deserves?