Darts

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 8th February 2018.

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Photo of Lord Porter of Spalding Lord Porter of Spalding Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cultural and educational value of the sport of dart playing.

Photo of Lord Ashton of Hyde Lord Ashton of Hyde The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Government's strategy Sporting Future is clear that everyone should have the opportunity to engage in sport and physical activity and to enjoy the benefits that this brings.

Many sports, including darts, have a huge potential to deliver a range of positive outcomes including physical and mental wellbeing as well as individual and community development.

The most recently published Active Lives survey shows that 8,800 people in England regularly play darts.

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