Drug Free Sport Directorate

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th February 2004.

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Photo of Lord Moynihan Lord Moynihan Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answers by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 20 January (WA 131–132), who made the decision to suspend the Head of the Drug Free Sport Directorate at UK Sport; and whether before the final decision was taken there were discussions about the decision with the interim chair of UK Sport, the Minister for Sport, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and officials from the Office of the Prime Minister.

Photo of Lord McIntosh of Haringey Lord McIntosh of Haringey Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Culture, Media & Sport, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Media and Heritage)

The acting chair of UK Sport is presently in discussion with the director of Drug Free Sport about her future. For the time being, she remains on leave. As part of the acting chair's mandated responsibility to reform UK Sport, she is in regular dialogue with both the Minister and the Secretary of State, who have been kept fully informed of developments.

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