Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 29th April 2019.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Conservative, Solihull

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential role of sport in the Government's strategies to tackle serious violent crime.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

We are clear that sport and physical activity has a key role to play to tackle serious violent crime in our community. At the Prime Minister’s Summit on Serious Violence on 1st April 2019, government departments, the National Governing Bodies of sport, the Premier League and other partners announced they are working together on a ‘sport offer’ to improve interventions to tackle violence.

Sport and physical activity can help people to gain skills, build confidence and potentially reduce violence and recidivism.

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