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National Lottery: Sports

Volume 506: debated on Thursday 4 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of athletes supported through lottery funding distributed by UK Sport attended fee-paying schools. (320009)

UK Sport has advised that as part of their 2009 Athlete Insights survey, all athletes on their World Class Programme were asked for details of their school careers. Of the 75 per cent. that responded to the survey, 22 per cent. stated that they were either at, or had attended an independent school at some point during their education.