Public Parks: Funding - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:44 pm on 30 October 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Rawlings Baroness Rawlings Conservative 2:44, 30 October 2017

My Lords, I hope that many of your Lordships would agree that public parks have been important for centuries, not only for human enjoyment and wildlife protection but as a vital filter for pollution. With the present awareness of escalating mental health and stress problems, never have these precious green havens been more important. Does the Minister agree that they should be properly cared for and financed? Would the Government support a countrywide volunteering scheme, perhaps teaming up with Country Life magazine, the best campaigner for serious like causes?