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Security: Olympic Games 2012

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to ensure the security of foreign dignitaries attending the London 2012 Olympics. (296228)

[holding answer 28 October 2009]: We adhere to our international legal obligations to implement appropriate security measures for all visits by foreign dignitaries to ensure their safety and dignity are not compromised. A security framework specifically for the Olympic and Paralympics games 2012 is being developed which builds on existing UK protective security measures, but we do not discuss the details of protection arrangements for public figures as to do so may compromise their safety.