Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg
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Playing fields: 'Parents want reassurances'

Critics are warning that new rules on outdoor space for pupils in England to do PE will make it easier for schools to sell off playing fields.

The shadow education secretary said the government was "weakening the standards Labour introduced to protect school playing fields".

Stephen Twigg said parents wanted reassurances that these changes would not allow more to be sold off.

  • 15 Aug 2012
  • From the section UK