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Olympic Games 2012

Volume 706: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

Questions

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration is being given to the use of Bisley for shooting events at the 2012 Olympics. [HL414]

KPMG was commissioned by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) to test and challenge the plans for a number of temporary venues, including helping to evaluate whether holding the 2012 shooting competition at the Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, represents best value for money compared with alternative options.

Following on from this work, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the ODA met British Shooting on Tuesday 9 December to discuss the use of Bisley for the shooting competition in 2012. The ODA has subsequently written to British Shooting requesting further clarity on a number of issues. The work on the shooting venue is ongoing and final decisions are yet to be made by the Olympic Board.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what factors are taken into account when selecting the venue for shooting at the 2012 Olympics; and whether those factors include ranges and facilities, legacy, safety and security, transport and cost. [HL415]

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) are considering a wide range of issues in deciding the venue for shooting competition at the London 2012 Games to ensure that the venue can be delivered as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. This includes consideration of such issues as the facility requirements, the legacy benefit, safety and security issues, transport and accommodation provision.