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Sports: Facilities

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will monitor the trends in the number of pay-and-play customers at sporting facilities during the economic downturn. (246950)

My Department has no plans to directly monitor the number of pay and play customers at sporting facilities. However, from October 2008 Sport England's Active People survey has begun to monitor the impact of the economic downturn on sports participation more widely.