Swimming: Concessions

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding his Department has allocated for its free swimming schemes in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Sport)

The Free Swimming Programme (FSP), launched in April 2009, is a £140 million package comprising contributions from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Department of Health, the Department for Children, Schools and Families, the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department for Communities and Local Government.

The scheme is guaranteed to run for at least two years-the period covered by the Government's current spending review (2009-10 and 2010-11) and applies in England only.

For 2010-11, the DCMS has allocated £5 million in resource funding and £10 million in capital funding.

Decisions on the extent of future spending on the programme have not yet been made.

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