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London Olympics

Volume 454: debated on Tuesday 5 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the cost of policing the Olympic sites; and if he will make a statement. (104504)

I have been asked to reply.

The additional cost of the site security of the Olympic Park, a consequence of the London terrorist bombings of 7 July 2006, was included in the £900 million increase in the core costs of the Olympic Park that I announced to the Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport on 21 November 2006. The Government are continuing to review the wider policing and security requirements.

We expect to be in a position to release information about the overall budget for the London 2012 Olympic games and Paralympic games next year.