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Sport: Swimming Pools

Volume 708: debated on Monday 23 February 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many swimming pools have been constructed under the Building Schools for the Future policy. [HL1336]

The department does not collect information about which sports facilities have been provided through Building Schools for the Future (BSF). It is for each local authority to decide how to make the best use of its overall BSF funding allocation across the schools in a particular project and the scope of works at each school. An authority can choose to use some of its BSF allocation to refurbish an existing pool where it considers this to be the best use of the available funding. There is also the option of exploring other sources of funding (eg DCMS/Sport England) to supplement that from BSF.