The average time spent by schoolchildren on sport has only increased by 14 minutes in four years despite 1.4 billion of government funding, research by the Liberal Democrats has found.

Commenting on the figures,Don said:

"These figures make it clear that Gordon Brown's promise to provide five hours of school sport a week is nothing more than wishful thinking.

"If we're ever going to address the obesity problems in this country then Ministers must ensure that sport is given a much higher priority in the curriculum.

"The London Olympics should be used to inspire the next generation of athletes, but these figures suggest the Government is set to squander the sporting legacy it could offer."