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Sports: Finance

Volume 493: debated on Thursday 4 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much of the £36 million allocated to the Sport Unlimited scheme has been spent; and how many of the 4,000 planned taster sessions have taken place. (277134)

Sport England has advised that in the first year of the three year Sport Unlimited scheme, £10,487,000 has been spent from the year 1 funding allocation of £10,500,000.

The Sport Unlimited scheme will enable 900,000 more 11 to 19-year-olds to become involved in a range of sports. Sport England will publish end of year results on year 1 of Sport Unlimited later on this month, which will include information about the number of individuals participating in the scheme against year 1 targets. Sport England has undertaken to write to the hon. Member with a copy of their report.

The number of taster sessions that have taken place is not recorded centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.