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Olympic Games 2012: Security

Volume 691: debated on Wednesday 25 April 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are their current estimates of the cost of providing security for the London Olympic Games in 2012. [HL2894]

I refer the noble Lord to the Statement made to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on 15 March (Official Report, col. 450) on progress towards the Olympic Games and the Paralympics in 2012. This included reference to an allocation of £600 million within the overall budget for wider security on top of the ODA budget for site security.

The Home Office and Olympic security co-ordinator are developing and costing the security planning and operation for London 2012. This will be published when appropriate.