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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 the post-Olympic legacy with regard to access to sport for young people, and participation rates; and who are the beneficiaries of any on-going investment to achieve increased participation in sport.

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

Over £1 billion is being invested into youth and community sport helping to ensure the lasting legacy of the London 2012 Games and providing all young people the chance to begin a lifetime’s habit of playing sport. The latest Active People figures show the number of young people aged between 16 and 25 playing sport regularly has reached 3.86 million. A significant proportion of the £493m investment in the National Governing Bodies of Sport will focus on providing opportunities for young people to participate in sport with the addition of £150m per annum going to improve sport provision in primary schools.

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