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Schools: Sports

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary school children engaged in less than (i) two hours, (ii) three hours and (iii) four hours of physical education and sport each week (A) in each year since 1997 and (B) on the latest date for which figures are available. (200982)

Data are not collected in the format requested. The annual PE and School Sport Survey was introduced In 2003/04 and collects data relating to participation in PE and School Sport.

Over the last four years, the percentage of pupils who did not take part in at least two hours of high quality PE and school sport each week is as follows:

Percentage

Primary

Secondary

Overall

2003/04

48

27

38

2004/05

36

25

31

2005/06

18

22

20

2006/07

8

20

14

Prior to 2003/04, no data were collected relating to the amount of time spent on PE and school sport.