Health written question – answered on 13th September 2013.

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Photo of Charlotte Leslie Charlotte Leslie Conservative, Bristol North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice his Department issues on the health benefits of boxing.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department has not issued advice on the health benefits of boxing. However, the Department does encourage participation in sport and wider physical activity in view of the important health benefits this can bring, as set out in the four home countries' chief medical officers’ report ‘Start Active, Stay Active’, published in July 2011. A copy has been placed in the Library.

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