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Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Volume 673: debated on Thursday 19 March 2020

Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [Lords]

The following is an extract from the debate in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Public Bill [Lords] Committee on Tuesday 17 March 2020.

…On the point about fundraising and ensuring that Birmingham and the west midlands receive adequate financial support to ensure that the games are successful—we are talking about more than £750 million of Government money going into the games—I will happily work with the hon. Lady to ensure she is comfortable that the west midlands are indeed getting a substantial proportion of Government expenditure for that.

[Official Report, Birmingham Commonwealth Games Public Bill [Lords] Committee, 17 March 2020, Vol. 673, c. 7.]

Letter of correction from the Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the hon. Member for Mid Worcestershire (Nigel Huddleston)

An error has been identified in my response to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Catherine West) in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Public Bill [Lords] Committee on Tuesday 17 March 2020.

The correct response should have been:

…On the point about fundraising and ensuring that Birmingham and the west midlands receive adequate financial support to ensure that the games are successful—we are talking about more than £750 million of public investment going into the games—I will happily work with the hon. Lady to ensure she is comfortable that the west midlands are indeed getting a substantial proportion of Government expenditure for that.