To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding will be allocated to PE out of the Healthy Pupil Capitals Programme in England and Wales for 2017 to 2022; what the source of these funds will be; and if she will make a statement.
Mr Robert Goodwill, Minister of State for Children and Families:
As announced by the Secretary of State for Education on 17 July, we will invest £100 million from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy in 2018-19 for healthy pupils’ capital. The funding will improve school facilities to support a range of healthy pupils’ activities, including PE and sports, after school activities and healthy eating. We are not planning to prescribe a particular amount of this funding to be used exclusively for PE, as we believe the investment should be informed by schools’ local priorities across this wider range of healthy pupils’ activities.
In addition, we are doubling the Primary PE and School Sport Premium to £320m a year from September 2017 using revenue generated from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy.