HC Deb 19 December 2000 vol 360 c132W
Mr. Coaker

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to review the adequacy and availability of leisure and recreation facilities to young people in all areas of the United Kingdom. [142832]

Kate Hoey

Sport England assists local authorities in assessing the need for facilities via its Facilities Planning Model and its statutory role in the planning system in relation to disposals of playing fields. Discussions are continuing between my officials, Sport England and the Local Government Association on the most appropriate means of drawing together information on sports facilities.

The provision of sport and recreation facilities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a matter for the devolved Administrations.