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Regeneration: Greater London

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Minister for the Olympics if she will allocate funding to regenerate street and covered markets in the East End of London as part of the hosting of the 2012 Olympic Games. (190453)

Street and covered markets play an important part in promoting strong and vibrant communities, diversity, regeneration, and entrepreneurship in their local areas.

While there are no specific plans to allocate Olympic funding to the regeneration of street and covered markets, the Olympic programme, by its very nature, will contribute to the wider regeneration of the East End of London. I am confident that street and covered markets such as those of Spitafields, Stratford, and Walthamstow, and other such markets held in the five host boroughs, will benefit from the general uplift that regeneration will bring.