HC Deb 06 June 1930 vol 239 cc2552-3

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many playgrounds have been provided under the National Playing Grounds Association in Scotland during the period this association has been functioning?

The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. William Adamson)

I am informed that, as a result of the efforts of the Association and in several cases with their assistance twenty playing grounds have been provided in Scotland. I have no information with regard to England.


How many of these playing fields in Scotland have been assisted or established by the Carnegie trustees; and how many have been assisted by the Carnegie trustees in England?


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the decision of the Government not to proceed with the Bill to relieve playing fields from rates, will stand in the way of the development of playing fields?


Is it the case that the Carnegie trustees have only assisted two playgrounds in Scotland and 400 in England—although Andrew Carnegie was a Scotsman?

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is not Scotland a natural playground?