I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Bath (Mr. Foster) on 8 October 2007, Official Report, columns 334-35W, for information about the number and location of Olympic size swimming pools in Yorkshire and the Humber; North West; South West; East Midlands; West Midlands; East of England; and London regions. There are currently no Olympic-size pools in the Northern region.
Since that reply, a new 50-metre indoor pool has been completed in Leeds (Yorkshire and the Humber).
A further four pools are either under construction or have planning permission in Liverpool (North West); Sunderland (North); Hillingdon (London); Portsmouth (South East). Discussions are also proceeding on proposals to develop further Olympic size pools in the South West, East of England, East Midlands, West Midlands and London regions, with a view to their opening before 2012.