Walking: Children

Department for Transport written question – answered on 13th September 2016.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 8 of the Government's report entitled, Childhood Obesity: a Plan for Action, published in August 2016, whether the clear target to increase the number of children walking to school in the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy will be quantifiable.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The objective to increase the percentage of children aged 5 to 10 that usually walk to school, as mentioned on page 6 of the draft Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, is evidently quantifiable in that we will know if the objective has been achieved if the percentage of those walking to school in the future is higher than the percentage at the current time.

We hope to publish the final Strategy once all considerations have been taken into account, following analysis of responses to the draft Strategy consultation.

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