Lords examine housing, business and sporting experts on Olympic legacy

13 September 2013

In a bumper week of evidence sessions, the House of Lords Committee charged with investigating the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games continues its inquiry with three days of evidence sessions.

Witnesses 13 September

Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster:

at 10am

  • Mike Locke - Head of Volunteering Development at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations;

at 10.45am

  • Kate Hoey MP - former Sports Minister and is currently acting as the Mayor of London’s Commissioner on Sport.

Witnesses 11 September

Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster:

at 10.15am

  • Lord Mawson - Chairman of Water City CIC and Board Member of the London Legacy Development Corporation;

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  • Jerome Geoghegan - Group Director for Development and Sales, London and Quadrant (L&Q);
  • Stuart Corbyn - Chairman, Get Living London; and
  • Geoff Pearce - Executive Director, Triathlon Homes

at 12pm

  • John Coates - President of the Australian Olympic Committee, and IOC Executive Board Member (via videolink);

at 2pm

  • Stewart Harris - Chief Executive of Sport Scotland; and
  • Sarah Powell - Interim Chief Executive of Sport Wales;

at 3pm

  • Nicola Shaw - Chief Executive of High Speed One Ltd;

at 3.45pm

  • Sue Terpilowski - Chair of the London Policy Unit at the Federation of Small Businesses; and
  • Colin Stanbridge - Chief Executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Witnesses 10 September

Committee Room 2A, Palace of Westminster:

at 2pm

  • Sir Clive Woodward - former Director of Sport at the British Olympic Association;

at 2.40pm

  • Dennis Hone - Chief Executive; and
  • Paul Brickell - Executive Director, Regeneration and Community Partnerships, London Legacy Development Corporation;

at 4pm

  • Shaun Dawson - Chief Executive; and
  • Derrick Ashley - Chairman, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.


The focus of the Committee’s sessions over the week will be wide-ranging, from exploring the genuine legacy in terms of the regeneration of East London with the Mayor’s Legacy Development Corporation and housing companies, to the question of whether the outstanding successes of Team GB at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games can be sustained at Rio and beyond; and what lessons from London the IOC will apply to the organisation of future Games.

The promise made by the successful bid team in Singapore in 2005 was for the legacy to benefit the whole of the UK, not just London. The Committee will be asking for the views of the bodies responsible for sport in Scotland and Wales whether the Games legacy is living up to this pledge. The Committee will also examine whether there is an enduring legacy for volunteering in the UK and will examine the role of PE in schools.

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