Swimming: West Yorkshire

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 23rd March 2017.

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Photo of Tracy Brabin Tracy Brabin Labour, Batley and Spen

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to increase the number of (a) children and (b) adults who swim regularly in West Yorkshire.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to increase the number of (a) children and (b) adults who swim regularly in (i) Greater London and (ii) the London Borough of Newham.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Government is committed to supporting everyone to get active and participation in swimming has an important role to play.

Sport England has invested more than £40,000 of National Lottery funding in a Kirklees swimming programme and since 2010 has invested £1.5 million of Lottery funding in swimming in West Yorkshire.

Since 2010, Sport England has invested £35,407,363 of National Lottery money has been invested in a range of swimming projects across Greater London, including £34,442,800 in swimming in Newham and the London Aquatics Centre.

Sport England is also in discussion with the Amateur Swimming Association regarding the investment it will be making in swimming for the 2017-21 period.

Sporting Future set out the Government's commitment to ensuring that no child left school unable to swim and commissioned the Amateur Swimming Association's Swim Group to undertake a review. The Group is finalising its report and will be sharing its findings with government shortly.

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