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Olympic Games: British Companies — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:52 pm on 22nd May 2012.

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Photo of Lord Tomlinson Lord Tomlinson Labour 2:52 pm, 22nd May 2012

Does the Minister agree that, welcome as the statement of the noble Lord, Lord Moynihan, was, it is a case of better late than never? A number of companies have made substantial contributions to the infrastructure of the Games and have paid high levels of taxation towards the promotion of them. Should they not get some of the benefits, particularly as we are encouraged to believe that the answer to some of our economic problems is that free competition will sort everything out in the end?