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Swimming Pools

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many public swimming pools have closed in each of the last five years. (259279)

Sport England have advised they collect data on the number of public swimming pool openings and closures in England. Sport England did not keep figures on public swimming pool closures prior to 2004 and figures for 2008 are still being compiled. The number of public swimming pool openings and closures for which figures are available is as follows:

Pools opened

Pools closed

2004

117

13

2005

93

60

2006

87

58

2007

57

33