§ Mr. Janner
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many and what percentage of playgrounds in Leicestershire comply with British Standards Institute BS 5696; and if he will publish a list of playgrounds which do not comply.
§ Mr. Sproat
I have been asked to reply.
This Department has policy responsibility for play-ground safety and issues guidelines advising local authorities and others on relevant playground standards including BS 5696 and the German DIN 7926 standard. Compliance information on individual playgrounds is not held centrally.