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Swimming: Finance

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many applications there have been for funding from Pot 4 of his Department’s funding for its free swimming initiative; and in respect of which swimming pools the applications have been received. (295319)

Sport England has advised that they have received 173 eligible applications for funding in the second round (2010-11) of Pot 4 of the Free Swimming Capital Modernisation Programme.

The breakdown is as follows: 126 applications for funding for public swimming pools (DCMS allocated funding), and 47 applications for pools on educational sites (DCSF allocated funding).