HC Deb 17 October 1989 vol 158 c63W
Mr. Clifford Forsythe

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to seek to improve safety standards of playing surfaces of children's playgrounds.

Dr. Mawhinney

The design and construction of playgrounds and play areas in schools must conform to standards recommended by the Department of Education. These standards have recently been revised and improvements introduced. The provision and maintenance, including safety standards, of public recreational facilities are the responsibility of district councils.

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