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Sports (Disused Bomb Sites)

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 19 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Education whether he will take action to make available disused bomb sites in London and other large towns for temporary use as tennis courts, sports grounds, etc., by schools in urgent want of such facilities.

Local education authorities have a duty under the Education Acts to provide facilities for recreation and social and physical training for school children, and they are well aware of the possibility of using disused bomb sites for this purpose. A number of such sites have been laid with a hard core and are being used for games. Limited building resources make an extensive programme of this kind impossible at present.