§ Dr. Boyson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will arrange for the Minister of Sport to issue guidance to local authorities suggesting that, where there exists a shortage of public baths facilities, available places should be shared on a basis of equality between scholars from State and independent and direct grant schools.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
My right hon. Friend is of course in favors of the widest possible use of facilities, and of all children having opportunity to learn to swim; but these matters are best left to the local authority which is answerable to its own electorate.