HC Deb 03 February 1976 vol 904 cc579-80W
Mr. Kenneth Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will consider making school playing fields available to school leavers who have not secured employment for out of school hours playing field activity.

Miss Joan Lestor

Local education authorities are well aware of my Department's long-standing policy to encourage the multiple use of educational facilities. I welcome any organised arrangements which authorities feel able to make to help to offset the adverse effects of unemployment on young people; but decisions on the use of their premises rests with individual authorities.