§ 15. Mr. George Howarth
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether his Department intends to carry out a survey of the availability of school playing fields; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Atkins
The provision of school playing fields is the responsibility of LEAs and others in charge of the schools in the light of the standards in the Education (School Premises) Regulations 1981. However, the Sports Council will begin to draw up a register of playing fields during the course of this year. The register will include details of school playing fields.