Sports Participation in Schools - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:06 am on 9th September 2021.

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Photo of Lord Addington Lord Addington Liberal Democrat 11:06 am, 9th September 2021

My Lords, we found out in 2012 that it is incredibly difficult to translate the excitement of the Games into greater participation. We also know from experience that, when people leave education—at 16, 18 or 21—if that is where their sporting activity is, they tend to stop. What positive steps are the Government taking to make sure that, before they leave school, people are playing sport in amateur structures outside, which will lead to a continuation of activity?