Education Secretary Michael Gove overruled independent advice to approve sales of playing fields five times in the last 15 months. The government has been forced to apologise for giving misleading figures about the sell-off.
Some cash strapped schools are willing to sell their pitches if it means they can use the funds for other sports activities. Political Correspondent Lucy Manning reports:
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