Covid-19: Education Attendance - Commons Urgent Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:18 pm on 1st July 2021.

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Photo of Lord Moynihan Lord Moynihan Conservative 1:18 pm, 1st July 2021

My Lords, given that almost a third of children are classed as inactive as a result of lockdown restrictions—not even doing 30 minutes of exercise a day—does my noble friend accept that it is essential to formulate an urgent plan to improve the physical and mental health of all children, one that tackles obesity and prioritises the reopening of youth activities now and throughout the summer? Does she recognise that this can be done only if we tear down the walls of departmental silos so that all relevant departments—health, education, sport and local authorities, to name just some—take up the challenge together to address the fact that we may face the most unfit generation of British children ever?