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Sport Direct

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 10 September 2007, Official Report, column 2145W, on Sport Direct, when the one stop shop is likely to be created; what work has already been undertaken to assess the most effective way of integrating different sources of sports participation information; how many civil servants are involved in the assessment process; how much has been allocated to establishing the one stop shop; and how much of such funding has been spent on development to date. (156266)

A number of options for delivering a one stop shop service for sport have been considered, and from the autumn this service will be accessible via the NHS Choices website. Officials discussed the most effective way of integrating sources of sports participation information with Sport England and the Department of Health.

Two DCMS civil servants were involved in the assessment process.

All costs of developing and establishing the new service have been met within existing budgets.