Health and the Natural Environment APPG

First Registered: 02/06/2021 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To examine the physical health and mental wellbeing benefits to people of all ages that come from access to and connection with the natural environment.

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Recent Documents related to Health and the Natural Environment

1. Written evidence: The Ramblers (EB26)
08/09/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: Environment Bill Written evidence submitted by the Ramblers (EB26) Environment Bill: Public Bill Committee

2. State of the environment
08/09/2020 - Environment Agency
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Found: and analysis State of the environment Environment Agency data and information summarising

3. State of the environment
08/09/2020 - Environment Agency
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Found: The state of the environment: health, people and the environment September 2020 Chair's foreword

4. People are spending more time outside in the natural environment than ever before
10/09/2018 - Natural England
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Found: People are spending more time outside in the natural environment than ever before - GOV.UK

5. Research and analysis: Natural Capital Committee advice on marine management
14/05/2019 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: Natural Capital Committee Marine and the 25 Year Environment Plan May 2019 1

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Health and the Natural Environment

1. World Health: 25-Year Environment Plan
09/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: considered the effect of the 25-year environment plan on world health.I am grateful for the opportunity - Speech Link
2: welcome—and to really get the benefit of the natural environment by going on our open-top buses. At speed - Speech Link
3: he agree that the value to our mental health of the environment and of time spent in it is clearly proven - Speech Link

2. Environment Bill (Eighth sitting)
03/11/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: back to the interrupted consideration of the Environment Bill and give you a few little parish notices - Speech Link
2: illnesses and outdoor and transport workers) from the health impacts of pollution;(d) a timetable for - Speech Link
3: Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment”. People will see that, in the legislation, it - Speech Link

3. Environment Bill
21/06/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: resilient and biodiverse natural environment,(b) an environment that supports human health and wellbeing for - Speech Link
2: also to Amendments 3, 54 and 74 in my name. The Environment Bill offers a unique opportunity to create a - Speech Link
3: Minister chose Cornwall was because of its natural environment, its beauty and, for that weekend at least - Speech Link

4. Mental Health: Access to Nature
27/04/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: considered enabling access to nature to support mental health.As always, it is a pleasure to see you, - Speech Link

5. Genetically Modified Food
08/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: assessment they have made of the potential (1) health, and (2) environmental, risks associated with approving - Speech Link
2: legislation includes rigorous requirements for assessing health and environmental risks associated with GM food - Speech Link
3: many respects in food production and the natural environment. Obviously, we shall consider the response - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Health and the Natural Environment
1. Natural Gas
asked by: Alan Brown
08/09/2020
... on mixing different blends/compositions of natural gas in the localised Oban gas grid; and if he will make a statement.

2. Natural Gas
asked by: Lord Hylton
22/10/2020
... the flaring of surplus gas from production platforms and refineries before COP26.

3. Natural Gas
asked by: Ruth Jones
06/07/2021
... what recent steps he has taken to phase out unabated natural gas from the power sector.

4. Natural Gas
asked by: Caroline Lucas
23/07/2021
... if he will make it his policy ahead of COP26 to commit to phasing out unabated gas generation by 2035.

5. Natural Gas
asked by: Alexander Stafford
25/05/2021
... what steps he is taking to phase out unabated natural gas from the power sector.

Latest Questions
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9 Current APPG Officers
Lord Blencathra Portrait
Lord Blencathra
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Wine and Spirits , Woods and Trees
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Alexander Stafford MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 6376.

Email: alexander.stafford.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Jim Burt, National Academy for Social Prescribing, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Email: APPG@nasp.info

Secretariat:

National Academy for Social Prescribing acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.socialprescribingacademy.co.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
27 Apr 2021
Source
National Academy for Social Prescribing
Description
Secretariat   From : 27/04/2021 To : 26/04/2022
Value
£31,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Health and the Natural Environment APPG