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Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 16 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many local authorities are providing free swimming for over 60 year-olds; (291390)

(2) how many local authorities in England are seeking to introduce free swimming for under 16 year-olds.

259 local authorities in England have opted into the Free Swimming programme for those aged 60 and over; 190 local authorities have agreed to take part in both the aged 60 and over and 16 and under elements of the Free Swimming programme.