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Play Parks Written Answer, 08/10/13 [S]

Written Answer given in response to Liz Smith's (Cons) question asking the Scottish Government how many play parks there have been in each year since 1999, broken down by local authority.

The Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell, replied that this information is not held centrally.

The Scottish Government launched the national Play Strategy in June 2013. The strategy recognises that play is a fundamental part of childhood, taking place within the home from birth, through formal and informal learning, and in community settings through the use of public spaces and services.

The Scottish Government wants Scotland to be the best place to grow up. A nation which values play as a life enhancing daily experience for all our children and young people; in their homes, nurseries, schools and communities.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 8 October 2013 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 8 October 2013