Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will meet the (a) Association of Train Operating Companies and (b) London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to discuss discounted travel for Games Maker and London Ambassador volunteers to travel to London at the same cost as London 2012 Olympics ticket holders.
Theresa Villiers (Minister of State (Rail and Aviation), Transport; Chipping Barnet, Conservative)
All volunteers are entitled to free travel on public transport in London (zones 1-6) in order to get to their shifts during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. This undertaking was set out in the London Olympics bid and contained the Host City Contract signed with the IOC (International Olympic Committee).
All potential volunteers were advised throughout the recruitment process that no accommodation or other transport costs to or from London would be provided. These costs must be covered at the expense of the volunteers.