HC Deb 23 November 1972 vol 846 c452W
34. Mr. Cordle

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will authorise an increase in the provision of swimming pools in schools, particularly primary schools; and whether she will make a statement.

Mrs. Thatcher

I welcome efforts being made by local education authorities and parent teacher associations to encourage children to learn to swim; however my first priority for school building programme resources is the replacement of inadequate old primary schools.

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