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Playing Fields: Southampton

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many school playing fields at each school in Southampton were sold in each of the last 15 years. (209194)

We only have records on the number of school playing fields sold since 1998. Since then we have approved one application from Southampton local authority to sell a school playing field. This was in respect of Harefield Primary School, Southampton in December 2007—the school had closed and the proceeds were used to provide a new sports hall at the adjacent junior school site. The approval was supported by advice from our independent School Playing Fields Advisory Panel.