§ Mr. Pendry
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the sports bodies and organisations to whom he has sent a copy of his consultation letter on the disposal of school playing fields; by what date he requires responses to this letter; and by what date he will announce the conclusions of this consultation exercise.
§ Mr. Atkins
Copies of the press release on the consultation exercise with the local authority associations—LAAs—have been sent to the Sports Council, the Central Council of Physical Recreation, the National Playing Fields Association and the regional councils for sport and recreation. The LAAs have been asked for comments by 28 February and it is hoped to announce the conclusions of the exercise as soon as possible after that date.