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Children (Recreational Needs)

Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment in what respects his Department makes provision for the recreational needs of children through the youth opportunities programme, any special programmes, or otherwise.

A number of schemes are being funded by the Manpower Services Commission under both the community projects element of the youth opportunities programme and the community enterprise programme to help provide and improve the recreational facilities available to children. Examples of the work being done by these schemes include the construction and renovation of adventure playgrounds, work on construction picnic grounds and play areas and the organisation of play projects for children. I understand that several schemes of this sort are currently running in the Bristol area.