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Sport: Young People

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

14. To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many young people participated in regular sport (a) in 1997 and (b) in the latest period for which figures are available. (259240)

The percentage of pupils aged five to 16 that have participated in at least two hours of high quality PE and school sport a week has increased from 62 per cent. to 90 per cent. between 2003-04 and 2007-08. Comparable data are not available prior to 2003-04.