§ Mr. Hayward
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what efforts are being taken to encourage education authorities to make school sports facilities available to the public.
§ Mr. Dunn
I have been asked to reply.
As my right hon. Friend said in reply to a question by my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Warrington, South (Mr. Carlisle) on 4 March 1983, consistent encouragement has been given for the community use of maintained school premises, including sports facilities, and he hopes that local authorities will continue to promote such use so far as practicable within the resources available to them.—[Vol. 38, c. 258.]