Mr. Robert G. Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage when the new arrangements for children's play will commence. 
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
On 21 November 1995,Official Report, column 67, I announced that, subject to the successful completion of post-tender negotiations, the National Playing Fields Association would carry out work for my Department in the areas of playwork education and training, information dissemination and play safety. I am pleased to report that my Department has successfully completed post-tender negotiations with the association and that it will be carrying out work for my Department in these three areas from 1 May.