Regeneration (Tottenham)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 1:48 pm on 11th January 2011.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North 1:48 pm, 11th January 2011

Let me take the Minister back to the question asked by my right hon. Friend Mr Lammy. I understand the philosophy behind the future planning arrangements, but in the immediate term we have two bids going in for the Olympic stadium-from West Ham and Spurs. West Ham is a local club that would essentially seek to develop the Olympic stadium for the continuation of local activities as an east London club. Spurs is in Tottenham and is an important part of the local economy. Surely the Government have a duty to take into account the effect on the local society and economy of Haringey should the transfer of Spurs to the Olympic stadium be approved, rather than if the club continues where it has been for a long time and where it is, as my right hon. Friend pointed out, a major part of the local economy.