Olympics Pledge Card

MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In response to MQT 0270/2005 you supported my proposal for publicising a list of key promises made on the Olympics to help local people (and others) keep a track of progress on the delivery of these promises. When will this `Olympics pledge card' to be published?


Answer for Olympics Pledge Card

Answer for Olympics Pledge Card

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I agree that it is essential for Londoners and people across the UK to have clear information on how key Olympic promises are being met. But this can be provided in a variety of ways, and the Olympic stakeholders are already setting out how they will meet these promises in specific publications, and through scrutiny and public consultation sessions. For example, the Olympic Delivery Authority has just published a Sustainability Strategy which has been widely welcomed and which details how ODA proposes to deliver on the promise of `the greenest Games ever'. And organisations across London have been working together to plan delivery of commitments around Olympic related benefits - in skills development and increased employment, business and tourism opportunities, and increased participation in sport and healthy lifestyles. These plans, and their national counterparts, will also be published, so everyone can see how these promises are being progressed.