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Commonwealth Games 2022: Benefits to West Midlands

Part of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons on 16th January 2020.

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Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State

I certainly will, and may I say that no one has done more than my hon. Friend to ensure that women’s T20 cricket is included in the roster of sports for the games, which is very important? Birmingham 2022 offers fantastic opportunities beyond sport, and the Government are particularly keen to maximise those opportunities. The evidence from previous games demonstrates the positive economic impact that such events can have. The Glasgow 2014 games, for example, contributed more than £740 million to the Scottish economy.