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Tourism: Olympic Games 2012

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 26 January 2009, Official Report, column 60W, on tourism: Olympic Games 2012, on what date VisitBritain was informed that he had no plans to provide additional funding for tourism in respect of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games in the present comprehensive spending round. (256161)

[holding answer 10 February 2009]: In respect of additional or special funding for the marketing of the 2012 Olympic games and Paralympic games for tourism purposes, VisitBritain were first informed that nothing would be added to their baseline funding for the period 2008-11 in October 2007 on disclosure of the outcome of the current comprehensive spending review. We have subsequently informed VisitBritain that the matter cannot be reconsidered until the next spending round.