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Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 14th October 2008.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Conservative, Altrincham and Sale West

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what analysis he has made of the elite sports which field teams to represent England at international level and receive no funds from UK Sport; and what estimate he has made of the number of people who are actively involved in each sport.

Photo of Andy Burnham Andy Burnham The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

UK Sport's mission is to lead sport in the UK to world class success, primarily by working with partner sporting organisations to deliver medals at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A number of sports field teams to represent England in international competitions and do not receive funding from UK Sport. These include professional sports such as football, cricket, rugby union and rugby league; Commonwealth Games sports such as bowls, netball, squash and ten pin bowling, and other sports such as lacrosse and angling.

The number of people who are actively involved in sports is measured through DCMS's Taking Part survey and Sport England's Active People survey.

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