Lords question local leaders, school sport chairs and tourism expert

10 July 2013

The Lords Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee step up its inquiry by holding four evidence sessions on Monday 8 July 2013 and Wednesday 10 July.

Witnesses 10 July

Committee room 4A, Palace of Westminster:

At 10.45am

  • Sir Robin Wales - Mayor of the London Borough of Newham; and
  • Councillor Chris Robbins - Leader of Waltham Forest Council

Likely questions

The witnesses are likely to face questions on issues including:

  • their hopes for Olympic and Paralympic legacy in their boroughs;
  • how cuts to local authority budgets have affected them;
  • the housing contained within the Athletes Village;
  • how London 2012 impacted on employment – both past and future – in their boroughs; and
  • the effect the improved transportation networks in east London has had

At 11.45am

  • Patricia Yates - Director of Strategy and Communications at Visit Britain

Likely questions

She is likely to be questioned on issues including:

  • The possibility of sustained tourism as a result of the Games, both for London and the wider UK;
  • The strategic threats and opportunities for the growth of the UK’s tourism sector in the five years following the Games; and
  • The effect and impact of the GREAT campaign in promoting Britain to overseas visitors

Witnesses 8 July  

Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster:

At 3.45pm

Likely questions

The Committee will question them on a number of areas including:

  • Who should take responsibility for encouraging and developing sports participation amongst school-age children;
  • How organisations are working to tackle the barriers to lifelong sports participation;
  • Whether hosting the London 2012 Games has had a significant impact on integrating disability sport into school programmes; and
  • The effect of the decline of School Sports Partnerships and the introduction of the Primary School Sport Premium

At 4.45pm

  • Andy Reed - Chairman of the Sport and Recreation Alliance

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