§ Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the fact that there have been 973 applications for cricket pitches in the London parks, though there are only 358 pitches available; and whether, in view of the increasing demand for playing grounds round London and the difficulty of obtaining them, he will consider the desirability of legislation freeing such playing grounds from liabilities to pay rates?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
I am aware of the facts as stated, but, strongly as I sympathise with the hon. Member's object, I cannot regard exemption from rating as the right way of attaining it.