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Olympic Games 2012: Gun Sports

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether she has had discussions with the (a) Olympic Delivery Authority and (b) Secretary of State for Defence on safety arrangements for the Olympic and Paralympic shooting event due to be held at the Royal Artillery Barracks in relation to (i) military personnel, (ii) the families of military personnel and (iii) the general public; and if she will make a statement. (294229)

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) have agreed plans for hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic shooting events at the Royal Artillery Barracks with the Ministry of Defence. These plans will be submitted as part of the planning application in the coming weeks. Safety is paramount and has been at the forefront of discussions about the design for the venue.