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Sport England

Volume 459: debated on Thursday 3 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what Sport England’s public service agreement targets are. (135568)

Sport England, as a non-departmental public body, does not have public service agreements (PSA), but does contribute towards delivery of the following Government PSAs:

PSA Target 1: To enhance the take-up of sporting opportunities by five to 16-year-olds so that the percentage of school children who spend a minimum of two hours each week on high-quality PE and school sport within and beyond the curriculum increases from 25 per cent. in 2002 to 75 per cent. in 2006 and 85 per cent. by 2008; and to at least 75 per cent. in each School Sport Partnership by 2008 (joint target between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Department for Education and Skills (DfES)).

PSA Target 2: To halt the year on year increase in obesity among children under 11 years by 2010, as part of a broader strategy to tackle obesity in the population as a whole (joint target between DCMS, DfES and Department of Health).

PSA Target 3: By 2008, increase the takeup of cultural and sporting opportunities by adults and young people aged 16 and above from priority groups by:

Increasing the number who participate in active sports at least 12 times a year by 3 per cent. and increasing the number who engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity level sport, at least three times a week by 3 per cent.