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School Sports Grounds

Volume 20: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many local education authorities and sports organisations he has consulted about the possible future use of school sports grounds; and if he will make a statement.

My right hon. Friend has carried out no such consultations. He welcomes shared use of schools although decisions about such use are for individual local education authorities. DES Statistical Bulletin 1/82 shows that school playing fields and indoor sports facilities are regularly used by outside groups.