New inquiry: School sports following London 2012

12 February 2013

The Education Committee is today announcing an inquiry into school sports following London 2012.

Written submissions of evidence are invited considering the following points:

  • The impact and effectiveness of current Government policy and expenditure on increasing sports in schools;
  • The scope, appropriateness and likelihood of success of the Government’s plans for a school sports legacy from London 2012;
  • The impact so far of London 2012 on the take-up of competitive sports in schools; and
  • What further measures should be taken to ensure a sustainable and effective legacy in school sports following London 2012.

The Committee asks for written submissions in accordance with the guidelines below by midday on 26 March 2013.

Notes on submission of written evidence
As part of a scheme to encourage paperless working and maximise efficiency, the Committee is piloting a new web portal for online submission of written evidence. Written submissions for this inquiry should therefore be sent via the link at the top of this page.

The personal information you supply will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purposes of attributing the evidence you submit and contacting you as necessary in connection with its processing. The Clerk of the House of Commons is the data controller for the purposes of the Act. We may also ask you to comment on the process of submitting evidence via the web portal so that we can look to make improvements. If you have any queries or concerns about the collection and use of this information or do not wish your details to be used for the purpose of collecting feedback, please advise the Committee Team at providing your  full details.

The deadline is Tuesday 26 March 2013. As a guideline submissions should be no longer than 3000 words.

Submissions should be in the format of a self-contained memorandum. Paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference, and the document should, if possible, include an executive summary.

Submissions should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere. Once submitted, your submission becomes the property of the Committee and no public use should be made of it unless you have first obtained permission from the Clerk of the Committee. Please bear in mind that Committees are not able to investigate individual cases.

The Committee normally, though not always, chooses to publish the written evidence it receives, either by printing the evidence, publishing it on the internet or by making it publicly available through the Parliamentary Archives. If there is any information you believe to be sensitive you should highlight it and explain what harm you believe would result from its disclosure; the Committee will take this into account in deciding whether to publish or further disclose the evidence.

For data protection purposes, it would be helpful if individuals wishing to submit written evidence send their contact details in a covering letter. You should be aware that there may be circumstances in which the House of Commons will be required to communicate information to third parties on request, in order to comply with its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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