Sport and Physical Activity: Playing Fields

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:00 am on 4th November 2004.

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Photo of Baroness Billingham Baroness Billingham Labour 11:00 am, 4th November 2004

My Lords, the question is inextricably linked with the sale of school playing fields, which has caused great anger and anxiety in all parts of the House. Can the Minister give us a definitive statement of the Government's policy on the issue? Can we once and for all lay aside the allegation that we are asset-stripping that vital and priceless facility?