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House of Commons Hansard
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Schools: Lancashire
06 March 2007
Volume 457
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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many school playgrounds in Lancashire were sold in each of the last 10 years; [124962]

(2) how much school land in Lancashire was sold in each of the last 10 years.

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Before October 1998 there was no regulation of the sale of school playing fields at most schools. In the period since then, the Secretary of State has approved eight applications that involve the sale of school land in Lancashire, as follows:

12 March 1999—playing fields at the closed site of the former St. Richard's Roman Catholic High School;

16 April 1999—playing fields at the closed site of the former St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic High School;

6 September 2000—part of the playing fields at Southlands High School, Chorley;

7 March 2001—part of the playing fields at Baines High School, Poulton-le-Fylde;

8 May 2001—a hard games court at Corpus Christi School in Preston;

22 July 2002—hard play area of the closed Marsh Junior School;

27 August 2002—hard play area at the closed site of Fleetwood High School;

28 March 2006—a hard play and informal area at the closed site of Fairlie Primary School in Skelmersdale.