HC Deb 13 May 2003 vol 405 c186W
Bob Russell

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she expects to make an announcement about a bid for the UK to host the Olympic Games in 2012. [113120]

Tessa Jowell

The Government will decide whether to support a bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in sufficient time to meet the IOC deadline of 15 July 2003.

In the meantime the Government, together with other key stakeholders, continues to carry out the necessary preparatory work so that, if a bid is made, its quality and potential winnability are maximised.