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Martial Arts: Schools

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his Department's expenditure on promoting martial arts in schools was in each year since 1997. (127411)

Funding is not allocated on an individual activity or sport basis. In the five years to 2008, the Government have invested an additional £978 million in PE and school sport through the national school sport strategy. Where there is a perceived need, schools and school sport partnerships will allocate resources to martial arts locally.

The percentage of schools in a school sport partnership offering martial arts has risen from 4 per cent. in 2003/04 to 9 per cent . in 2005/06.