HC Deb 09 June 2004 vol 422 c481W
Mr. John Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to introduce legislation to improve health and safety standards at public swimming pools. [177123]

Jane Kennedy

There are no plans to introduce additional legislation. The Health and Safety Executive is responsible for enforcement of health and safety legislation in Great Britain. In the autumn of 2003, it revised and republished the guidance on 'Managing health and safety in swimming pools'. The revision brings the guidance up-to-date with changes in health and safety law and new developments in equipment and facilities. This guidance provides practical advice on how to comply with the law relating to health and safety in swimming pools.