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Olympic Games

Volume 459: debated on Monday 16 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to her Oral Statement of 15 March 2007, Official Report, columns 450-52, on the 2012 Olympics, if she will list the regeneration projects to be financed by the £1.7 billion she announced in her statement last Thursday which are not necessary to stage the London 2012 Olympics. (129381)

[holding answer 23 March 2007]: The regeneration projects include enabling works (such as site remediation and demolition), utilities, the power lines undergrounding, roads, bridges, tunnels and other structures, landscaping, and legacy conversion.

These are an integral part of our programme to stage the greatest sporting event in our country and act as a catalyst for the most ambitious regeneration programme in recent memory.