HC Deb 03 May 1951 vol 487 cc1409-10
40. Mr. Teeling

asked the Minister of Education what decision he has reached concerning the granting of a licence to enclose the Patchdean playing fields, Patcham, Brighton, with iron fencing; and whether he is now allowing, in view of the re-armament needs, iron railings to be replaced throughout the country.

Mr. Tomlinson

The local education authority have not approached me about this proposal. My general views on the type of fencing which should normally be used in present circumstances are contained in Administrative Memorandum No. 395, of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy.

Mr. Teeling

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this Question was first put down to the Minister of Supply, when it really made sense; that it was then passed on to the Minister of Works, who seemed sufficiently interested to get his P.P.S. to ask me to postpone it for three days, and that it was then passed to the Minister of Education? Does he realise that the residents are becoming rather fed up at being constantly messed about in this matter?

Mr. Tomlinson

If the hon. Member will read the answer and the Administrative Memorandum he will find that at last it does make sense.