Assembly to question Kate Hoey on 2012 sporting legacy

6 September 2010

The Assembly’s Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism (EDCST) Committee will tomorrow question Kate Hoey MP, the Mayor’s Sports Commissioner, on what is being done to guarantee the capital a sporting legacy from the 2012 Games.

She will be joined by Stewart Lucas, Chief Executive of Interactive: Disabled Equality in Sport[1], to discuss the challenge of boosting disabled access.

The Committee is investigating[2] what has been achieved since the publication of the Mayor’s 2008 strategy, A Sporting Future for London[3]. Members are likely to question Ms Hoey on how much of the £15m budget has been spent, how government spending cuts will effect sports provision and what is being done to widen access.

The EDCST Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday, 7 September from 10am in Committee Room 5 at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).  

Media and members of the public are invited to attend.   The meeting can also be viewed via webcast at: http://www.london.gov.uk/who-runs-london/the-london-assembly/webcasts

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Notes for Editors:

  1. http://www.interactive.uk.net/
  2. More information on the investigation is available here.
  3. http://www.london.gov.uk/who-runs-london/mayor/publications/olympics-and-sport/sporting-future-london
  4. Full agenda papers for the meeting are available here.
  5. The Chair of the EDCST Committee, Len Duvall AM, is available for interview.  See contact details below.
  6. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Alastair Cowan on 020 7983 4504/4283.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officerNon-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.