MP leads outdoor sports debate
MACCLESFIELD MP David Rutley has led an important debate in Parliament about the health and economic benefits of outdoor recreation.
The debate in Westminster Hall involved 25 MPs across six parties including Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch MP.
Speaking during the debate Mr Rutley said: “We now need a fundamental shift in social attitudes to being active so that it is more usual to take part and be physically active than to not participate. We need to interpret sport in the widest sense of outdoor active participation and recreation.”
Mr Rutley is campaigning for outdoor recreation to form part of the forthcoming government sports strategy.
He added: “We are at a unique moment in time, and it is important that all departments join together to recognise the importance of sport and physical activity to everyone.”