HL Deb 03 February 2005 vol 669 c62WA
Lord Jopling

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the criteria used to describe individuals as dignitaries or VIPs in Table 12.14, page 43, Volume 3 of the bid for the London Olympic Games varied between the events described; and, if so, in what way. [HL968]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Lord McIntosh of Haringey)

The information provided in Table 12.14 of the candidate file was collated by London 2012 Ltd in the format defined by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). London 2012 advises that the figures were provided by the police authorities responsible for the events shown and Home Office sources. The IOC did not provide set criteria for defining "dignitaries and VIPs". Therefore, local guidelines were applied.