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Children: Sport

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what progress has been made towards meeting the targets to provide every child with the opportunity to participate in five hours of sport every week; and if he will make a statement. (246996)

The PE and Sport Strategy for Young People came into operation from September 2008. At its heart is a commitment to provide two hours of high quality PE and Sport each week within the school day, for all five to16-year-olds, and up to a further three hours of sporting opportunities beyond the school day for all five to19-year-olds. We expect to have data for the first year of the new strategy in autumn 2009.