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Young People: Empowerment

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how his Department plans to deliver the Government's pledge to empower young people through sport. (212570)

The DCMS and DCSF have joint responsibility to deliver the PE and Sport Strategy for Young People and to date over £2.2 billion has been committed through the strategy up to 2011.

Government will continue to work through our delivery partners to engage and empower more young people in sport. Sport England, under their new strategy, will work in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust to develop more opportunities for young people to participate in high quality coaching and competition and gain greater access to the club system.