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Swimming: Concessions

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 3 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many free swims (a) pensioners and (b) those under the age of 16 years resident in (i) North East Lincolnshire and (ii) North Lincolnshire local authority area have received in each year since his Department's free swimming programmes were introduced. (315235)

The number of unique participants in the Free Swimming programme is not collected centrally. Local authorities are responsible for collecting data on the number of free swims that have taken place in their area each month.

The table shows the total number of free swims that have taken place under the free swimming scheme by people aged 16 years and under and people aged 60 and over in North East Lincolnshire local authority and North Lincolnshire local authority between April 2009, when the scheme began, and September 2009.

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.

Local authority

Under 16 swims

Over 60s swims


North East Lincolnshire1




North Lincolnshire




1 NE Lincolnshire did not offer free swimming to under 16s.