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Sport: Young People

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th July 2013.

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Photo of Lord Ouseley Lord Ouseley Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of participation by children and families on low incomes in sport where full cost charges for use of facilities are required by providers, and of the implications for their health, fitness, access to competitive and team sports and their well-being.

Photo of Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lords Spokesperson (Department for Culture, Media and Sport), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

Local clubs and local authorities set the prices for their services. Many offer concessions for families, children and older people and those on lower incomes.

Sport England measures sports participation from 16 years across National Statistics Socio-economic Classifications. It is derived by combining information on occupation and employment status. Sport England provides an assessment of each local authority area; local sport profiles include demographic data; health data; sports participation; facilities data with regional and national comparators. http://www.sportengland .org/our-work/local-work/local-government/local-sport-profile/

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