Sport in the UK

Part of Social Security – in the House of Commons at 7:18 pm on 4th February 2019.

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Photo of John Lamont John Lamont Conservative, Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk 7:18 pm, 4th February 2019

The Minister is making a strong case for participation in sport, but there is also a clear case in terms of preventive health, given that evidence suggests that being involved in sport reduces by 30% people’s incidence of stroke, cancer and other illnesses. Today being World Cancer Day, does she agree that there is a long-term public purse benefit to getting people fit and healthy through participation in sport?