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Olympic Games 2012: Temporary Venues

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 14 July 2009

Questions

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will request the Audit Commission to investigate all decisions made and evidence submitted by the Olympic Delivery Authority to the Olympic Board and London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and all the decisions made by LOCOG at its board meeting held on 19 March regarding temporary venues and other relevant matters. [HL4786]

There are no plans for any investigation into either the decisions made or evidence submitted to the Olympic Board on 19 March.

The decisions made by the board regarding temporary venues and other matters were based on sound and robust information and follow transparent joint working between the Olympic Delivery Authority and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in assessing all the available options.

LOCOG and the ODA have held several briefing sessions with a number of MPs and Peers and are happy to undertake further meetings to explain the rationale behind the Olympic Board's decision as are the BOA and British Shooting. The latter has accepted that Bisley is not a viable option for the 2012 events and will work with London 2012 on legacy for the sport.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider an investigation by a cross-party group of Peers into all evidence, and principally the integrity of the selection process, submitted by the Olympic Delivery Authority to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the determination of temporary venues, including financial and contractual considerations the decision of which was announced by the Chairman of the Olympic Board following its meeting on 19 March. [HL4787]

There are no plans for any investigation into either the decisions made or evidence submitted to the Olympic Board on 19 March.

The decisions made by the board regarding temporary venues and other matters were based on sound and robust information and follow transparent joint working between the Olympic Delivery Authority and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in assessing all the available options.

LOCOG and the ODA have held several briefing sessions with a number of MPs and Peers and are happy to undertake further meetings to explain the rationale behind the Olympic Board's decision as are the BOA and British Shooting. The latter has accepted that Bisley is not a viable option for the 2012 events and will work with London 2012 on legacy for the sport.