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Olympic Games 2012: Equestrian Events

Volume 712: debated on Friday 10 July 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any trees will be dug up and transplanted in order to enable the 2012 Olympic equestrian events to be staged in Greenwich Park. [HL4601]

The Royal Parks is responsible for the trees within Greenwich Park. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games is responsible for staging the 2012 events in the park. There are no plans to dig up and transplant trees. The course for the cross-country equestrian event, to take place for only one day of competition, is being sensitively designed and developed on the basis of an arboricultural assessment.