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Planning Permission: Playing Fields

Volume 471: debated on Wednesday 30 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 15 January 2008, Official Report, column 1167, on planning permission: playing fields, what the reasons were for the figures for 2005-06 not being published in 2007 as referred to in his answer of 9 July 2007, Official Report, column 1296 on playing fields; and when he expects the figures to be published for (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07. (182699)

[holding answer 28 January 2008]: Sport England will be providing more extensive and revised information about planning applications for 2005-06 and retrospectively (2003-04 and 2004-05). The figures were not fully validated and finalised in time for publication last year as originally intended. We intend to publish these figures shortly. It is currently expected that figures for 2006-07 will be published later in the year.