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Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what plans the Commissioners have to include London’s churches in the cultural celebrations surrounding the 2012 Olympics. (112292)

The dioceses of London, Southwark and Chelmsford (together with other faith groups in the London area) would wish to ensure that churches play their part in welcoming visitors to the Olympics and the recently launched Strategy for Faith Tourism will help set priorities. Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral—two of our leading attractions—continue to show that the Church of England already has a good record of welcoming large numbers of visitors to London.