Playing fields: Government scoring 'own goals', says Labour


The government is scoring a series of "own goals" on its school sports policy, according to Labour's Kevin Brennan.

The comments come after the Department for Education apologised for giving inaccurate figures about the number of school playing fields sold off in England.

This month, it said the disposal of 21 playing fields had been approved since the May 2010 general election but has now upped that figure to 30.

Education Secretary Michael Gove and Prime Minister David Cameron were among those who relied on the earlier figures to say that just 21 playing fields had been sold off.

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