HC Deb 14 November 1977 vol 939 cc72-3W
Sir George Young

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information she has on the extent and adequacy of sports provision within the premises of local authority schools.

Miss Margaret Jackson

According to the latest information available, about a fifth of the primary schools and a third of the secondary schools in England and Wales do not have assembly halls or other large spaces fully adequate for indoor physical education. All secondary schools and nearly 90 per cent. of schools for children of junior school age have access to playing fields, but not necessarily on the school premises.