Olympic accreditation

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2009
Reference: 
2009/1603
Question By: 
Dee Doocey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

A recent court judgment described the UK Border Agency, the Home Office and the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) as "shambolic", with evidence showing a "damning indictment" of failures of the UK's border controls. What assurances have you sought from the Government to ensure that people who present a threat don't slip through the net during pre-Olympic accreditation?

Answer

Answer for Olympic accreditation

Answer for Olympic accreditation

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Home Office is working closely with LOCOG to put in place the necessary arrangements to assure the identity of all those seeking Games accreditation for 2012, conducting background checks consistent with the requirements set out in the Olympic and Paralympic Safety and Security Strategy. This will include a rigorous process to check, and securely admit, members of the Olympic and Paralympic family who are not EEA nationals.