§ 58. Sir R. THOMAS
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is prepared to introduce legislation to provide that public parks and squares which have sufficient area for playing fields shall be thrown open for the benefit of the youth of the country.
§ Sir K. WOOD
I have been asked to reply. There are already powers in the general law, which are freely used, by which local authorities may set aside parts of public open spaces under their control for playing purposes, and my right hon. Friend has every reason to think that local authorities generally fully appreciate the need for playing fields.