HC Deb 02 July 2003 vol 408 c307W
Nick Harvey

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what measures are in place to assess the regenerative impact of hosting sports tournaments in the UK. [122833]

Mr. Caborn

The Government are working with UK Sport, Sport England and national governing bodies to ensure that when bidding for a sporting event the costs and benefits are rigorously assessed including the regenerative impact. A detailed assessment of the regenerative impact of hosting the Olympic Games was undertaken before deciding to bid for the 2012 Games.

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