HC Deb 27 November 2002 vol 395 c313W
Mr. Greenway

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many school playing fields have been(a) leased and (b) sold under the Private Finance Initiative, broken down by education authority; [82361]

(2) how many applications (a) to sell and (b) to change the use of school playing fields have fallen under the General Consent Orders of Section 77 (5) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 in (i) 1999–2000, (ii) 2000–01 and (iii) 2001–02; who determines whether an application falls under the Orders, and what checks his Department carries out on such applications; [82362]

(3) how many applications were made to dispose of school playing fields larger than 2,000 metres square in (a) 1999–2000, (b) 2000–01 and (c) 2001–02. [82363]

Mr. Miliband

The information requested has been placed in the Lbraries.