Olympic Games 2012: Languages — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:30 pm on 16th December 2008.

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Photo of Lord Faulkner of Worcester Lord Faulkner of Worcester Labour 2:30 pm, 16th December 2008

My Lords, does my noble friend not find it depressing that, unlike in other capital cities, if one travels on public transport in London no announcements are made in any language other than English? In preparation for the Olympics, would it not be desirable for my noble friend to talk to the Mayor of London to see whether we can at least have a number of bilingual announcements on Underground trains and buses?