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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): National Plan for Sport and Recreation

National Plan for Sport and Recreation Committee
National Plan for Sport and Recreation

Wednesday 7 July 2021

Start times: 3.30pm (private) 3.30pm (public)


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Is the delivery of sport and recreation fragmented? Lords question Ministers

On 7 July the House of Lords Select Committee on a National Plan for Sport and Recreation will hold its final evidence session of the inquiry. The Committee will take evidence from Ministers from three key Government departments with responsibility for ensuring the public become more active and are able to access opportunities to take part in sport and recreation.

Meeting details

At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry National Plan for Sport and Recreation
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Sport and Tourism at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Minister of State, Minister for School Standards at Department for Education
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care at Department for Health and Social Care

Areas of discussion

  • The Government’s response to the weight of evidence the Committee have received suggesting sport policy across the country is fragmented and uncoordinated.
  • Whether Local Authorities are overlooked in the strategic planning of sport and recreation policy and how they can have a bigger role.
  • How PE in schools can be improved to engage more young people including a possible focus on physical literacy and better PE training for primary school teachers.
  • What more the Government can do to open school sports facilities up to community and grassroots sports clubs.
  • How the Office of Health Promotion will impact sport and recreation policy and whether it will get the same priority and resources as other forms of health intervention.
  • How sport can be prioritised in the UK’s post COVID-19 recovery plans.

Further information

You can follow the Committee on Twitter @HLSportandRec

Location

Virtual meeting (webcast)