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Private Swimming Pools

Volume 31: debated on Friday 12 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young children have drowned in unsupervised private swimming pools since 1975; and whether he will introduce legislation to provide greater protection.

Published drowning statistics cover only the years 1975 to 1980 and are not broken down to show this category of drowning deaths; but it has been possible to extract the following data for the years 1978 to 1980:

Deaths by drowning of children aged 14 or under at unsupervised private swimming pools
Private/CommercialDomesticTotal
197821113
19794812
198021012
We have no proposals for legislation in this field.