§ Mr. Elletson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures her Department has taken to promote the benefits to health of cycling.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
The promotion of physical activity is a major component of the national "Look After Your Heart"—LAYH—coronary prevention programme. LAYH has supported many local physical activity projects, including cycling events, but it is important to stress that cycling is only one of a range of physical activities beneficial to health, including walking.
Following the "Health of the Nation" White Paper, we are setting up a task force to develop strategies for further encouragement of physical activity.