Budget and Venues Update (Supplementary) [9]

Session date: 
November 10, 2007
Question By: 
Angie Bray
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
David Higgins, Chief Execuitve, Olympic Delivery Authority

Question

You knew about that. I mean, everybody knew about the land.

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Answer for Budget and Venues Update (Supplementary) [9]

Answer for Budget and Venues Update (Supplementary) [9]

Answered By: 
David Higgins, Chief Execuitve, Olympic Delivery Authority

Yes, but that is nothing to do with the Games. That is absolutely nothing to do with the Games. We are going to spend £1 billion on transport, much of which we have talked about today, which is again nothing to do with the Games. It is great that it is coinciding with the Games because it is absolutely necessary. The £2.375 billion was for venues and transport that are Olympic requirements. So, I think what has not been explained to the public is the investment in their community which was needed to happen anyway to allow the expansion and growth of East London.