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Sport: Children

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

9. To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proposals he has to increase the participation of children in sport in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics. (224380)

We will capitalise on the London 2012 Olympics to inspire young people to play sport throughout their lives.

Over the next three years, we will spend at least £780 million on developing sporting opportunities for young people through our PE and Sport Strategy for Young People. This will mean more coaches, competition, and young people playing sport in a wide range of community as well as school settings.