HC Deb 26 February 2001 vol 363 c401W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what action the Government are taking to encourage children from deprived areas to take up sporting activities. [150628]

Kate Hoey

The Government have a number of initiatives—including School Sports Co-ordinators, Sport Action Zones, Space for Sport and Arts—aimed at improving sport in schools and for communities which have the needs of people living in deprived areas at their heart. We will also ensure that the mechanism for distributing New Opportunities Fund Round 3 money will include some weighting to take account of deprivation.