Playing Fields (Rural Areas).

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health. – in the House of Commons on 16th July 1934.

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Photo of Captain Thomas Sotheron-Estcourt Captain Thomas Sotheron-Estcourt , Pontefract


asked the Minister of Health what progress has been made in the provision of playing fields in rural areas; and what use is being made of the increased provincial facilities now available?

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Shakespeare Mr Geoffrey Shakespeare , Norwich

In the five years ended March, 1934, nearly £262,000 was sanctioned for the purchase and lay-out of lands for recreation in rural areas. My right hon. Friend is aware also that much other land has been provided in rural areas for recreation by gift or otherwise. He regrets that he has not statistics of the use made of available facilities.