Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (486)

Terence Flanagan

Question:

486. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Health if he has considered announcing a national sports week for adults similar to the national recreation week for children where the whole nation gets involved in runs and sporting activities to help keep the nation's people healthy and to deal with obesity; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24259/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

My Department and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport are currently co-chairing a working group to develop a National Physical Activity Plan which is intended to encourage greater participation in, and greater recognition of the importance of, physical activity.

A range of actions are currently being considered which will encourage the population to be more active.