§ Lord Fearn
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether a percentage of the extra spending, to be channelled through the Department for Culture, Media and Sport between 2005 and 2008 will be used in the ongoing bid for the 2012 Olympic Games. [HL4059]
§ Lord McIntosh of Haringey
No. The election of the host city of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games takes place on 6 July 2005. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport's share of the funding for the Olympic bid was allocated in advance of the announcement of the 2004 spending review and announced in the Command Paper 5867 presented to Parliament in June 2003.