MP leads out­door sports de­bate

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

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.”

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