Pupils: Health

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Education on improving the health of pupils through increased participation in sport.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government is committed to ensuring that all children and young people, particularly those who are currently least active or from under-represented groups, have the best opportunities to engage in sport and physical activity.

Ministers from the Department of Health and Social Care, the Department for Education and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport meet regularly as part of the Ministerial School Sport Board. The group last met on 20 February 2018.

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