Olympic Games 2012: Security

Home Department written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Damian Green Damian Green Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department has allocated for (a) the policing and security of and (b) immigration work associated with the London 2012 Olympics.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Crime & Security)

The total agreed envelope for additional Olympic 2012 policing and wider security spending is £600 million. The Home Office is likely to be the major contributor to this but money will be drawn from a number of different Departments. The £600 million envelope excludes spending being met by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) for requirements that fall within their remits.

A costed safety and security plan for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is currently being prepared. The plan will detail additional expenditure, including any that relates to immigration, policing and security, to ensure a safe and secure games. I anticipate that work on the costed security plan will be completed by the end of this year.

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