2012 Paralympic Games (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
September 9, 2009
Question By: 
Richard Barnes
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will you assure Dee Doocey and, indeed, the Assembly that we are doing everything that we possibly can to ensure that both the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games are the most accessible Games that have ever been held and that accessibility covers free to view viewing for the disabled people at both of these elements of the Games and accessibility does mean television contracts. The latter, which is not within your control, may be influenced but it is certainly questionable but, given the prominence we are giving to the Paralympic Games, it will be foolish of the television schedulers to ignore it.

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Answer for 2012 Paralympic Games (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for 2012 Paralympic Games (Supplementary) [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Absolutely right, Richard, and I pay tribute to all the work you are doing to push the rights of disabled and the importance of the Paralympics and getting London ready for the Paralympics up the political agenda.

Richard Barnes (AM): Thank you.