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Swimming: West Yorkshire

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people resident in (a) Leeds and (b) West Yorkshire have participated in the scheme for free swimming for people over 60 years. (296483)

The table shows the total number of free swims that have taken place under the free swimming scheme by people aged 60 and over in Leeds and Yorkshire since the programme launched in April. This is not a measure of the total number of individual participants taking part in free swimming, as the Department does not hold these figures.

The Department holds figures by local authority; county and region. Accordingly, figures for West Yorkshire are included within those for Yorkshire as a whole.

Leeds

Yorkshire

April

9,219

43,149

May

9,593

47,854

June

11,291

54,132

July

12,277

64,759

August

11,133

59,589

September

10,965

58,317

Total (year to date)

64,478

327,800