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Sport: Females

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 907011, tabled on 12 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to increase women's participation in sport and physical activity.

Answered on

15 January 2015

The number of women regularly participating in sport is up by over 588,800 since we won the Olympic bid in 2005 and has increased by 62,800 in the last year alone. However the gap between men's and women's participation is still too large. We have an independent group advising us on how best to address this, from encouraging participation through the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign launched this week, to increasing media coverage and sponsorship, and getting more women into leadership positions.

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