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School Sport

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress is being made in meeting the two hour sport participation target for school children. (81606)

The National School Sport Strategy Public Service Agreement overall objective is to increase the percentage of 5 to 16-year-olds who spend a minimum of two hours each week on high quality PE and school sport, within and beyond the curriculum, to 75 per cent. by 2006 and 85 per cent. by 2008.

The 2004-05 school sport survey confirmed the National School Sport Strategy is making good progress—overall, 69 per cent. of pupils in partnership schools participate in two or more hours of high quality PE and school sport each week, an increase of 11 per cent. since the 2003-04 survey. The 2005-06 survey is in progress and the results will be published in the autumn.