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 Lord Scriven Lord Scriven Liberal Democrat 2:44, 30 October 2017

My Lords, Natural England estimates that the NHS could save £1 billion a year in mental and physical health costs if every household had equal access to parks and green spaces. Is the cross-Whitehall group specifically looking at this saving, as well as the potential pooling of budgets, where one department saves and another can benefit, to look at equal access to parks and to bring about better health and well-being?