HC Deb 31 March 1971 vol 814 c389W
63. Mr. Laurance Reed

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he has taken to encourage the production of low-cost swimming pools.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

The Technical Unit for Sport in co-operation with Ashton-under-Lyne Borough Council is now designing a "best buy" 25-metre swimming pool with separate trainer pool which can be economically run and maintained. I expect this development project to set the pattern for economic production and resultant cost reductions, thereby encouraging more such pools to be built.