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UK School Games

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Clive Efford Clive Efford Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what evaluation he has made of the role of UK School Games in increasing participation in (a) sport and (b) competitive sport; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Sport and the Olympics)

The UK School Games succeeded in its objective of being an excellent showcase event for elite young athletes. However, I am committed to giving children of all ages and abilities the opportunity to participate in competitive sport through the new School Games, reviving the culture of competitive sport in schools.

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