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Free Swimming Scheme

Volume 499: debated on Monday 9 November 2009

15. What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on rates of local authority participation in the Government’s free swimming scheme.

[Official Report, 27 October 2009, Vol. 498, c. 155.]

Letter of correction from Rosie Winterton:

An error has been identified in the oral answer given to the hon. Member for Cleethorpes (Shona McIsaac) on 27 October 2009. The full answer given was as follows. I have notified the MP of the error. (295535)

15. What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on rates of local authority participation in the Government’s free swimming scheme. (295535)

There are regular discussions across Departments on the free swimming scheme. Of the 553 eligible local authorities, 260 are offering free swimming under the free swimming scheme, and 4.5 million people have used the programme across England.

The correct answer should have been:

There are regular discussions across Departments on the free swimming scheme. Of the 353 eligible local authorities, 260 are offering free swimming under the free swimming scheme, and 4.5 million people have used the programme across England.