§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is his policy on the sale of school playing fields; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir Wyn Roberts
Authorities are encouraged to dispose of land and buildings which are surplus to requirements.
Local education authorities are responsible for taking decisions about the disposal of school playing fields. In view of public concern about the possible loss of playing fields, I shall be asking local education authorities to consider long-term school and community needs before taking disposal action.