Michael Gove has overruled independent advice not to allow the sale of playing fields five times since 2010, it was reported last night.
The Daily Telegraph said the Education Secretary, who has to make the final approval on playing field sales or delegate it to a minister, had defied advice more times than Labour ministers did between 2001 and 2010.
Labour ministers rejected advice not to sell playing fields four times.
More top news
Rain will affect many northern areas at first, pushing further south through the day.
Train operating companies are failing to properly inform passengers about their rights, according to Which?
The average house price in a UK city has surged by nearly a third over the last five years, a shocking report has found.