HC Deb 23 February 1939 vol 344 c566
78. Mr. Day

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the widespread medical opinion to the effect that many serious complaints are spread amongst the population on account of the existing conditions of many swimming pools in Great Britain, he will consider introducing legislation that will have as its object the proper health supervision, regular examination, and control of all public swimming pools?

Mr. Elliot

Local authorities have already under the Public Health Act, 1936, wide powers for the regulation and supervision of swimming baths, and I have no reason to think that any further powers are required.

Mr. Day

Has the Minister seen the reports on the subject issued by various medical officers of health throughout the country?

Mr. Elliot

Yes, Sir.