Letter to the Chairman of the Committee
from Mr Trevor Brooking, Chair of Sport England
I write in connection with the Culture, Media
and Sport Select Committee's forthcoming evidence session on Wembley
National Stadium, which is now scheduled for 14 May.
Unfortunately, due to my World Cup broadcasting
commitments with the BBC, I will be out of the country from 13
May. This is deeply regrettable and I offer my sincere apologies
over this unavoidable clash of diaries.
Indeed, the reason I have been delayed in replying
to Fergus Reid's letter of 18 April, which informed Sport England
of the new evidence date, having been previously set for 1 May
then 7 May, is that I have been trying to re-schedule my BBC commitments.
But this has proved impossible.
However, David Moffett, Sport England Chief
Executive, will be giving evidence in my place alongside Brigid
Simmonds, the new Chair of our Lottery Panel and Ian Fytche who
has been heavily involved in detailed discussion on Wembley from
an early stage. Both Brigid and Ian have given evidence to the
Committee on Wembley on previous occasions.
May I again offer my sincere apologies on this
29 April 2002