Culture, Media and Sport Committee

7 November 2006

Session 2005-06

Oral evidence session

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee will take further oral evidence as part of its long-term inquiry into preparations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games., which will be held at the House of Commons in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House on Tuesday 21 November at 10.30am. 

The Committee are particularly interested in:

- The costs of staging the Games and the methods by which the Games are being funded, including the mechanism for supplementing the existing package as set out in the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government and the Mayor of London;

- Ways of maximising the value of the Olympic legacy both within London and across the UK;

- How the nations and regions of the UK might derive lasting benefit from the staging of the Games, in particular through encouraging participation in sport and increasing tourism

The Committee does not plan to examine at this stage transport issues or performance by British athletes.

The witnesses will be:

At 10.30am   -   Representatives of London 2012 Nations and Regions Group and SW Regional Development Agency

At  approx 11.15am - Department for Culture, Media and Sport Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP, Secretary of State