Olympics Minister answers questions on Games legacy

17 March 2010

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is holds its second oral evidence session on the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2012: Legacy. Watch live from 10.30am.



  • Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham and Chair of the Host Boroughs Joint Committee
  • Jules Pipe CBE, Mayor of Hackney
  • Roger Taylor, Director of the Host Boroughs Unit


  • Tessa Jowell MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office, and for the Olympics and Paymaster General
  • Shahid Malik MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government

As part of the Committee’s on-going scrutiny of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Committee is holding an inquiry into the preparations for securing a lasting legacy from the 2012 Games. A commitment of a lasting legacy of social, physical and economic regeneration was at the heart of London’s bid for the Games and the design of the Olympic Park and the Olympic venues.

Among the issues the inquiry is looking at include:

  • whether the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will deliver a lasting legacy of social, physical and economic regeneration
  • ways of maximising the value of the Olympic legacy both within the host boroughs, London and across the UK
  • the use and management of the Olympic Park and venues after 2012
  • progress towards meeting targets to increase grass roots participation in sport
  • the aim of leaving a lasting legacy that improves cultural life
  • how success in delivering lasting legacy can be measured

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