§ Mr. John Carlisle
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he expects the survey of school swimming facilities to be completed.
§ Mr. Atkins
Schools and local education authorities have been asked to complete and return survey questionnaires to the Department by 22 November 1991. The survey is intended to provide a picture of the access schools have to swimming pools; the number of pools on school sites; the recurrent costs associated with swimming provision; and the cost of building learner pools where necessary. This information will help determine when a requirement can be introduced for all primary age pupils to be taught to swim.