HC Deb 05 March 1991 vol 187 c146W
1990. Mr. Wray

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the average time spent in physical education and sports by children in Scottish schools in(a) 1978, (b) 1984 and (c)

Mr. Michael Forsyth

[holding answer 8 February 1991]: Information in the form requested is not available. The average proportion of pupil time given to physical education in education authority secondary schools in 1983 was 6.5 per cent.; the corresponding figure for 1989 was 6.6 per cent. ranging from 7.3 per cent in SI to 4.5 per cent. in S6. Figures for the percentage of time spent separately on sport are not available but arrangements are being made for statistics to be collected in future of time spent on physical recreation as a timetabled activity within the curriculum.

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