§ Mr. Nigel Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what monitoring his Department has carried out regarding redevelopments of school playing fields called in under the statutory consultee process. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
Planning applications to develop school playing fields which are called in for the Secretary of State's determination are handled in the first instance by the Government Offices for the Regions. Four applications have been called in since June 1997.