HL Deb 06 December 2001 vol 629 c158WA
Baroness Anelay of St Johns

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What recommendations have been made by the cross-departmental group led by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport whose remit is to consider ways of promoting physical activity for the over-50s; which departments are represented on that group; how many times it met during 2001; and on which date it held its last meeting. [HL1612]

Baroness Blackstone

The group have made the following recommendations which will be presented to the Cabinet Committee on Older People: a national focus point to oversee the promotion of physical activity for older people; education and training to reduce the shortfall in trained individuals to deliver physical activity for older people, and investment in activity for people in residential and day centre settings. Represented on the group are the Department of Health, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions and the Department for Education and Skills. The group met twice in 2001. The last meeting was held on 30 October.