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Dorset Police: Olympic Games 2012

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 21 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the timetable is for each of the work streams relating to policing by Dorset Police of the events of the London 2012 Olympic Games to be held in Portland. (294372)

[holding answer 20 October 2009]: Dorset Police are fully engaged in each of the security projects that will contribute to the safety and the security of the sailing events at Weymouth and Portland.

Funding will be released from project budgets when it is required to meet agreed operational needs, about which the Home Office is in discussion with the Association of Chief Police Officers, as well as the individual affected forces. The Home Office also needs to take into account the needs of other security agencies, affordability within the total funding available, and how to secure value for money. Funding will be kept under constant review to reflect the overall Olympic security requirement, including the needs of Dorset.