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Swimming Pools

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what financial support his Department has provided to (a) local authorities and (b) community groups for the construction of swimming pools in the last 12 months for which figures are available. (275553)

Sport England have advised that while they hold details of financial support for the redevelopment of leisure centres they cannot identify the support set aside for the construction of swimming pools. The information requested can only be provided at disproportionate cost.

In the 2009-10 planning round, under the Free Swimming Capital Modernisation programme, approximately £5.5 million of funding will support the construction of new pools.