Sports: Disability

(asked on 6th June 2016) - View Source

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support Paralympic sport.

Answered by
David Evennett
Assistant Whip
This question was answered on 9th June 2016

The Government, through UK Sport, is investing almost £73m into 18 summer Paralympic sports during the Rio 2016 cycle, an increase of 48% from London 2012, and £3.9m into 2 winter Paralympic sports during the current cycle.

In addition, Sport England is investing over £170m to make sport a practical and attractive lifestyle choice for disabled people and to get more disabled people playing sport.

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