HC Deb 06 May 1999 vol 330 c434W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will rank local education authorities in England by the amount of swimming time and instruction offered to schools; and if he will make a statement. [83238]

Mr. Charles Clarke

This information is not collected centrally. However, the Government believe it is extremely important that young people should learn to swim. Swimming is therefore a compulsory element of the PE curriculum in all primary schools.