Walking

Department of Health written question – answered on 15th January 2015.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding his Department allocated to projects aimed at increasing walking between (a) 2005 and 2010 and (b) 2010 and 2014.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Between 2005 and 2010, the Department of Health funded the following:

- in 2008, Schools on the Move £500,000;

- in 2008, Step-O-Meter programme £290,000;

- in 2009, a Section 64 Grant of £1.8 million to Walk England for Active Challenge Routes;

- in 2009, the Department awarded £800,000 to deliver the Walking once a Week scheme, focusing on areas outside London with high levels of childhood obesity; and

- from 2008 to 2010, the Department funded £5.2 million for Walking for Health.

Between 2010 and 2014, the Department of Health funded the following:

- in 2013, we funded £1.2 million over two years, through Department for Transport, for five walking cities – Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds/Bradford, Norwich and Cambridge.

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