Sport: Health and Well-being of Children and Young People — Debate

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:51 pm on 9th December 2010.

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Photo of Lord Judd Lord Judd Labour 12:51 pm, 9th December 2010

Does my noble friend agree that in his remarks about the experience of Ministers in the private sector of education-and I am a product of the private sector of education-sport is regarded as absolutely essential to character-building and that many children were preferred because of their sporting abilities as distinct from their academic abilities? If we want to emulate in the state system what is best in the private sector, then we should be determined to see that sport is given the pride of place it should have.