Commonwealth Games 2022

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 12th October 2020.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Labour, Birmingham, Hodge Hill

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will (a) set out the budget for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games legacy programme and (b) list the contributing funding organisations.

Photo of Nigel Huddleston Nigel Huddleston Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Government, along with Birmingham City Council and its partners, are investing £778 million to deliver the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.This investment is driving significant legacy opportunities including job creation, community and sports facilities and a timely boost to businesses. An additional £24 million investment from the government and the West Midlands Combined Authority to create a Trade, Tourism, and Investment Programme will ensure the city, region and the UK can take advantage of the economic opportunities hosting the Games provides. Many other partners and organisations are actively involved in and contributing to the work of the legacy programme, including Sport England, Spirit of 2012 and the Commonwealth Sports Foundation.

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