HC Deb 08 February 1995 vol 254 c247W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is his policy on school playing fields.

Mr. Richards

The Government's policy on school playing fields is laid down in the Education (School Premises) Regulations 1981, which set minimum area standards. In addition, policy planning guidance note 17 states that, with the needs of the wider community in mind, playing fields should normally be preserved.