Olympic Preperation

MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is the £4m being spent on Olympics preparation by the MPA?


Answer for Olympic Preperation

Answer for Olympic Preperation

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The funding for the Olympic Security Directorate (OSD) is invaluable in ensuring that London has a safe and secure Olympic Games. All the figures have been closely scrutinised by the HMIC.The OSD has been set up with 55 officers and staff following the decision by HM Government that the MPS should coordinate the agencies involved in providing the safety, security and resilience (SSR) for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This directorate has responsibility for developing and delivering an integrated Olympics Security Plan.There are three elements of work underway at the moment:· Long term planning for the Olympics, setting up a programme of work that will lead up to and continue after the events themselves. This programme links the many agencies that need to cooperate to deliver cohesive SSR for the Olympics. It draws on many sources of expertise to produce a single comprehensive plan for Olympic SSR.· A dedicated Olympic intelligence cell. This operation will coordinate the gathering and collation of information on the threat to the Olympics.Operations and partnership, providing dedicated embedded support to the Olympic bodies, ODA and LOCOG and building a Safer Neighbourhoods Team for the main building site at the Olympic park. To be effective this team needs to be an integral part of the construction phase of the Olympics project.