HC Deb 04 December 1995 vol 268 cc101-2W
Mr. Pendry

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many playing fields are currently under threat of development; [2583]

(2) what area of playing fields has been sold off since 1981; [2581]

recipients. Receipts earned by central Government are paid into the Northern Ireland Consolidated Fund. All ESF receipts are subject to EC audit arrangements and normal government accounting requirements.

The overall level of receipts is taken in account in the Government's decisions on public expenditure allocations, and their availability enables public expenditure to be maintained at a higher level than would otherwise be feasible.