The House of Lords Select Committee have called for evidence on a National Plan for Sport and Recreation.
The Committee are considering the effectiveness of current sport and recreation policies and initiatives, how people can be encouraged to lead more active lifestyles and the case for a national plan for sport and recreation. They are keen to receive written evidence from experts with an interest, experience or expertise in sport and recreation policy and practice.
The Committee is taking a broad view of ‘sport and recreation’ and is interested in hearing about all activities that support an active lifestyle. It hopes to learn about success stories and opportunities, challenges, and how things could be improved going forward.
The Committee would particularly like to hear from experts:
- with experience of motivation through and the benefits of technology in regard to physical activity (e.g. wearables, apps etc)
- who can provide thoughts/experience in regard to comparable international models/policies
- with expertise on data collection of physical activity, its use and reliability
- on encouraging under represented groups and children to lead more active lifestyles
- on how racism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny and ableism in sport be tackled
- on the opportunities and challenges facing elite sports in the UK and what can be done to make national sports governing bodies more accountable
The deadline is Friday 29th January.
Information about the inquiry and all the questions which the Committee would like to learn more about can be found on the inquiry webpage.
Colleagues intending to submit written evidence to this inquiry must engage with the BU policy team (firstname.lastname@example.org) and share a draft prior to submitting evidence.
Colleagues who haven’t previously submitted to a select committee or would like support are encouraged to get in touch. We can advise, provide a template and guidance on how to write your submission.