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Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to encourage more young people to play lacrosse. (203636)

Lacrosse is one of 22 focus sports in the Step Into Sport programme (part of the Government’s PE and Sport Strategy for Children and Young People). Between April 2003 and March 2009 the English Lacrosse Association (ELA) will receive £78,000 from Sport England to develop volunteering and leadership opportunities as part of the Step into Sport programme. In addition, the ELA has been awarded £357,000 from Sport England’s club and coach funding to develop talent during the period 2008-11.