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London Marathon

Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 6 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give details of all the assistance being provided by his Department to the organisers of the 1987 London marathon; and what charges will be made for such services.

The Government have given broad support and encouragement to the London marathon. This includes the use of a substantial part of Greenwich park and routes in St. James' park. No facility fee is charged for this use of the royal parks, although the Department requires the London marathon to reimburse the net costs of additional works and facilities provided specifically for the event.