Clive Efford MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Sport, commenting on the publication of the latest Active People Survey figures, said:
“These disappointing figures show the Government is failing to deliver the Olympic legacy.
“There should have been a significant increase in participation following the Olympics, it is not acceptable to explain away these figures by saying we have had a bad winter.
“There has been a less than one per cent increase in participation amongst young people. Whilst any increase is welcome, these figures show that we are failing to inspire the next generation of young people to get involved in sport.
“The Government has failed to plan ahead and is playing catch up to get more people participating in physical activity. They are showing a complete lack of planning and any coherent strategy to deliver a legacy.”