Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Session 2005-06

17 October 2006

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 Committee Room 15, Main Building on Tuesday 24 October at 10.15am. 

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 10.15am

Paul Deighton, Chief Executive, London 2012 Organising Committee, and
David Higgins, Chief Executive, Olympic Delivery Authority

at approx 11.15am

Janet Paraskeva, Chair, and Mike O'Connor CBE, Interim Chief Executive, Olympic Lottery Distributor

at approx 11.45am

Brigid Simmons OBE, Chief Executive, Business in Sport & Leisure and Chair , Central Council of Physical Recreation (CCPR), and Tim Lamb, Chief Exeucitive and Director, CCPR