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Sinn Féin back demand for policy on play

19 October, 2005

Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Children and Young People, West Belfast MLA Sue Ramsey has welcomed the demand from the Commissioner for Children and Young People, Nigel Williams for the government to develop a comprehensive play strategy.

Ms Ramey said:

"The demand for a strategy to be put in place for play and leisure is too important to ignore. Children are our future and we should be investing now for the future.

"We need a strategy and resources to develop both policy and leisure and play facilities. Not just because there is a demand from children and young people to have play and leisure provision but also because learning how to play is important to the development of children and young people.

"No one should underestimate the importance of play for children. It is about learning, interaction, development and health. It is about having fun and enjoyment." ENDS

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