§ Mr. Gardiner
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding she will make available to sport to meet the target set out in Game Plan that 70 per cent. of the population are active by 2020; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Caborn
The Government are investing significant amounts in schools and community sport and physical activity, with the overall aim of meeting the Game Plan target of having 70 per cent. of adults physically active five times a week by 2020.
Planned expenditure from Lottery and Exchequer sources for schools and community sport and physical activity is summarised as follows:£581.25 million in Lottery funding for school sport facilities in England from the New Opportunities Fund over 2000 to 2006;£108 million from Sport England and New Opportunities Fund Lottery sources over 2003 to 2006, for community sports facilities under the Active England programme;a projected £71.5 million over 2004 to 2009 in Sport England Lottery funding for community sport through the nine Regional Sports Boards; and£459 million over 2002 to 2006 from my Department and the Department for Education and Skills, for the PE, School Sport and Club Links programme, which includes £60 million over 2003 to 2006 for amateur sports clubs under the Community Club Development Programme.
These funding plans are also informed by the Government's target to increase the percentage of school children who spend a minimum of two hours each week on high quality PE and school sport within and beyond the curriculum, from 25 per cent. in 2002 to 75 per cent. by 2006.
The Activity Co-ordination Team will announce the first three year phase of the national physical activity strategy shortly. Future funding decisions on sport and activity will take full account of that strategy.