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Olympic Games 2012: London Bid

House of Lords written question – answered on 29th April 2004.

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Photo of Lord Jopling Lord Jopling Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What provision they intend to make in their bid for the 2012 Olympic Games for competing nations to provide security protection for their own competitors.

Photo of Lord McIntosh of Haringey Lord McIntosh of Haringey Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Culture, Media & Sport, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Media and Heritage)

As stated in the Applicant Questionnaire submitted to the IOC by London 2012 on 16 January, it is envisaged that a strategic group led by the Home Office and reporting directly to the Cabinet Office will be responsible for overseeing the security arrangements for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London in 2012.

Discussions on security are ongoing and more detailed arrangements will be developed in due course.

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