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Security: Olympic Games 2012

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated research into the use of high-powered microphones on closed circuit television cameras for security purposes at the 2012 Olympics; and if she will make a statement. (254794)

No research has been commissioned or evaluated by the Home Department into the use of high-powered microphones on closed circuit television cameras for security purposes at the 2012 Olympics.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hornchurch of 12 January 2009, Official Report, column 298W, on Olympic Games 2012: security, if she will break down the budget of £600 million by areas of spending. (256954)

Work is continuing to finalise the strategy and plans for the security of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. Decisions on funding will take account of the operational needs of the police and other agencies, affordability within the £600 million funding envelope and the need to secure value for money.