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Swimming: Concessions

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many of those aged (a) under 16 and (b) over 60 years old resident in Salford have participated in his Department's free swimming programmes. (317551)

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 the Salford local authority area between April 2009, when the scheme began, and December 2009.

These data were published on 5 February 2010:

Number

Under 16 swims

73,907

Over 60s swims

23,900

Total

97,807