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Stephen Twigg MP, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, responding to reports of a delay in the Government publishing its school sports strategy, said:

“Michael Gove is actively damaging school sport - first he scrapped school sport partnerships, now he is blocking a replacement scheme.

“We've gone from nine in ten pupils doing a minimum of two hours of PE a week with Labour, to just half of pupils now.

“Labour supports new powers for Ofsted inspections of school sport and a new parental right to know how much sport your school is providing.”

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