chapter  24
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Mike Weed TOWARDS A MODEL O F CROSS - SECTORAL POLICY DEVELOPMENT I N

Since its inception as the Department of National Heritage in 1992, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has struggled, to a certain extent, to define a role for itself. The view of many policy makers in the leisure sectors is that it has concerned itself with directly interfering in the work of the leisure QUANGOs rather than seeking to establish those areas where it might ‘add-value’ to their work (Weed, 1999). It is the contention of this paper that it would be much better placed to do this if it were to take an integrated view of the leisure policy area and, in particular, to consider those areas in which the leisure sectors for which it is responsible might benefit from closer collaboration.