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Olympic Games

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what role his Department has in managing the procession of the Olympic Torch through London on 6 April. (197368)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has had no role in managing the procession of the Olympic torch through London on 6 April.

The invitation for a city to host a section of an Olympic or Paralympic torch relay goes directly to that city and the National Olympic Committee. The Greater London Authority (GLA) has therefore been managing the operational details of the torch relay leg on 6 April. GLA has kept us updated as its plans have progressed.