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Schools: Sports

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 65121, tabled on 22 February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on increasing the number of children participating in sport in schools.

Answered on

2 March 2017

Government is committed to ensuring that all children and young people, particularly those who are currently least active or from under-represented groups, have the best opportunities to engage in sport and physical activity.

The Secretary of State regularly meets the Secretary of State for Education. Our Departments work closely together on school sport, including through the Ministerial School Sport Board which I attend along with the Minister for Vulnerable Children and Families and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health and Innovation.