Olympic Games 2012

Scotland written question – answered on 11th July 2012.

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Photo of Graeme Morrice Graeme Morrice Labour, Livingston

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment his Department has made of the economic benefit to (a) West Lothian and (b) Scotland of the London 2012 Olympics.

Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

The Olympic Delivery Authority publishes regular updates on the London 2012 Olympic Games. Their latest figures show that over £33 million worth of direct contracts have been awarded to 30 businesses in Scotland—that does not include the additional downstream benefits of the supply chain. Furthermore, a recent report by Oxford Economics has identified that Scotland will benefit from £185 million through tourism over a 12-year period, with gains in employment from London 2012-related tourism effects.

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