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Olympic Games 2012: London Bid

Volume 670: debated on Thursday 10 March 2005

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 24 February (

WA 230), whether the differing criteria used in the bid for the 2012 Olympic Games were drawn to the attention of the bid team during its visit; and, if not, whether they will draw them to the bid team's attention. [HL1551]

The criteria used for the table in 12.14 of the candidate file were not specifically brought to the attention of the International Olympic Committee's Evaluation Commission during its thorough assessment of the security arrangements for the bid during the visit. The evaluation commission heard detailed presentations on security from Sir Ian Blair, Commissioner for the Metropolitan Police, and Sir David Veness, Assistant Commissioner Specialist Operations, and examined the proposals by asking extensive questions to a panel of experts, which included a senior representative from the Home Office. London 2012 confirms that all the questions asked by the evaluation commission on the security theme were comprehensively answered.