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Dorset Police Authority: Olympic Games 2012

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding is being made available to Dorset Police Authority in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, (c) 2009-10, (d) 2010-11 and (e) 2011-12 for security for the 2010 and 2011 Sailing World Championships and the 2012 Olympic Games and their preparatory events. (197004)

[holding answer 27 March 2008]: The Home Office has made available £416,311 in 2007-08 to enable Dorset police to plan and prepare for security at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. We are in discussion with Dorset police authority about funding for the remaining years. The Home Office has not made any additional funding available to Dorset police for the staging of the Sailing World Championships.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Chief Constable of Dorset police on the security requirements for the Olympic sailing events in Dorset up to and including 2012. (197005)

[holding answer 27 March 2008]: The Home Secretary is the Minister accountable for the delivery of the wider security for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. The security requirements for the events are part of the security strategy and operational planning which is being led by the multi-agency Olympic Security Directorate, including Dorset Police. The Director of Olympic Safety and Security in the Home Office and the Olympic Security Directorate are in discussion with Dorset police about their requirements.