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Olympic Games: London

Volume 471: debated on Monday 28 January 2008

5. To ask the Minister for the Olympics what her objectives are for the legacy of the Olympic Games in London. (182020)

The Mayor of London leads on the delivery of the legacy of the 2012 Games. He recently published his “Five Legacy Commitments” which set out in detail how the 2012 Games will make a huge and permanent impact on London. This includes creating new homes (9,000 in and around the Olympic Park and an additional 30,000 in the wider lower Lea valley) and 50,000 new job opportunities, as well as new sporting facilities for community and elite use.

In addition, London's transport network will benefit from a £10 billion investment, leading to 50 per cent. extra capacity on the DLR, an extended east London line, an improved London overground network, extra capacity on the Jubilee line and new walking and cycling routes.