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Swimming Instruction

Volume 464: debated on Thursday 12 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Education what proportion of the pupils in the schools under his control are taught to swim; and whether he will consider making swimming a compulsory subject.

Figures are not available, but I am satisfied that local education authorities make good use of available facilities. I should not regard it as either practicable or desirable to make swimming a compulsory subject.