HC Deb 24 March 2003 vol 402 c53W
Nick Harvey

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what measures her Department is taking to reduce the incidence of clinical obesity in children, broken down by type of obesity; and how much her Department has spent on such measures in the last five years. [103854]

Mr. Caborn

The Government's Game Plan report recommends that participation needs to rise across the population and targets young people as a priority group. The Government plan to invest £459 million over the next three years in PE and sport in schools to increase youth participation and help combat obesity. Over the last five years £150,624,745 has been distributed by Sport England in community revenue Lottery awards targeted at young people. Initiatives to increase physical activity are not broken down by impact on type of obesity.