asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is the estimated cost of the Olympic transport plan; and whether the plan is covered by the original estimate of £2.74 billion for the public cost of the building and infrastructure of venues to service the 2012 London Olympic Games. [HL68]
The Olympic transport plan refers to a wide range of transport improvements, only a small element of which will be funded directly from the Olympic programme and the rest of which are covered by non-Olympic programmes. We expect to provide financial details of the Olympic programme next year, when the Government's discussions about costs have been concluded. These details will cover the transport costs included in the Olympic budget, which will be met partly from public funds and partly from the funds of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.