HC Deb 26 February 2001 vol 363 cc394-5W
25. Maria Eagle

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to give schoolchildren greater opportunities to take part in outdoor activities, with particular reference to walking, climbing and canoeing. [149411]

Mr. Chris Smith

£50 million from the new opportunities fund will be devoted to programmes of activity for young people, based around challenging activities, aimed at those most at risk of losing contact with education and training opportunities. We also expect that up to £50 million of the £750 million of new opportunities fund money for school sport will fund the refurbishment of outdoor activity centres for use by school.

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