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Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

7. To ask the Minister for the Olympics if she will make a statement on the expected effect of the 2012 Olympics on Scotland. (172195)

It was a cornerstone of our successful 2012 bid that hosting the games in London would bring fantastic opportunities to the whole of the UK. We are working closely with organisations across the country, through the nations and regions group, to maximise UK-wide benefits. Scotland will host football events at Hampden park, bringing tourism and other benefits. There will also be opportunities around the cultural olympiad, volunteering and the potential to win contracts and host training camps.