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Olympic Games 2012: Caravan Sites

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Minister for the Olympics (1) what steps she (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to provide stop-overs for caravans on (i) the M20 and (ii) other routes from Channel ports to the Olympic venues; what recent representations she has received on this issue; and if she will make a statement; (235489)

(2) what steps she (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to provide campsites to cater for caravans, motor caravans and trailer tents for persons attending the Olympic Games in 2012; what recent representations she has received on this issue; and if she will make a statement;

(3) what recent discussions she has had with the Caravan Club about the provision of caravan sites for those attending the Olympic Games in 2012; and if she will make a statement;

(4) what discussions she has had since January 2008 with (a) the Mayor of London and (b) Transport for London on the provision of caravan sites for those attending the Olympic Games in 2012; and if she will make a statement.

Along with the Greater London Authority, Transport for London and others the Government will be considering visitor plans as host city for the games.

We recognise that motor home and caravan users may wish to visit the UK for the 2012 games. The Olympic Delivery Authority has had initial discussions with the Caravan Club about existing and possible caravan sites with a view to considering how the provision of public transport and licensed sites can be integrated for 2012.