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Whole Sports Plans

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport within the Sports Governing Body Whole Sports Plans, by what standard means the baselines of participants have been determined. (246763)

The baselines for the NGB Whole Sport Plans are provided by Active People Survey 2. This surveyed 191,000 adults (over the age of 16) across England between mid October 2007 and mid October 2008. The Active People Survey is carried out continuously through the year and uses computer assisted telephone interviews to survey a random sample of adults across every local authority in England. A ‘participant’ is defined as someone who takes part in the sport on at least one occasion a week for at least 30 minutes, and to at least a moderate intensity.