HC Deb 20 December 1999 vol 341 c350W
27. Mr. Ben Chapman

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in what ways he expects children to benefit from the green spaces initiative funded by the New Opportunities Fund. [102023]

Kate Hoey

NOF is currently consulting and drawing up its bidding guidance for the green spaces programme. However, it is envisaged that projects involving opportunities for children's play, organised and informal sport, playing fields, access to the countryside and creating safer routes to school will be eligible among others. Such projects will greatly benefit the health, happiness, safety and social well-being of children, particularly in areas of multiple deprivation.