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Public Health: Bristol

Question for Department of Health

UIN 7156, tabled on 14 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that long-term improvements to (a) walking, (b) cycling and (c) other public health programmes are a legacy of Bristol's year as European Green Capital.

Answered on

22 July 2015

Significant investment continues to be made to the infrastructure, education and training needed to increase cycling and walking through programmes such as the Department for Transport’s Cycling Ambition Cities and National Parks Programme, the Department of Health’s investment in five English cities to deliver a range of interventions to support residents to build walking into their day to day lives, and Public Health England has also published ‘Everybody Active, Every Day’ to suggest ways to increase physical activity in local communities in England.

Local authorities have responsibility for the commissioning of health improvement services and it is for them to decide how best to meet local needs and priorities.