HL Deb 09 July 2002 vol 637 c75WA
Baroness Anelay of St Johns

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many applications for planning permission in relation to change of use of playing fields were received in 1999–2000, 2000–01 and 2001–02; and how many of these applications were granted. [HL4583]

The Minister of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Lord Rooker)

Sport England, the Government's adviser on sport, compiles statistics on playing field applications notified to it. The Government expect to publish these and other statistics on playing fields shortly.