Soft Drinks: Taxation

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 3rd November 2016.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will fund accessible physical activity sessions during school holidays from the proceeds of the soft drinks industry levy.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Revenue from the soft drinks levy will be used to improve school sport and to get more children and young people involved in sport and physical activity.

It will be used to double the PE and School Sport Premium, providing £320 million from September 2017 to all primary schools, to improve provision of PE and sport for all.

Schools can decide how best to use this funding, and may choose to run extra-curricular activities during school holidays or to buy equipment.

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