Get Set Scheme (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Reference: 
2012/0866
Question By: 
Dee Doocey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In numerous Mayoral press releases it was specifically stated that the Get Set Scheme will allocate 125,000 free tickets to London school children. Such a statement is even stated by you in a video appearing on the Greater London Authority website (http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/london-2012/free-games-tickets-schools). How do you justify your past statements with your written answer 0416/2012 which states that only 95,761 tickets have been allocated to London school children?

Answer

Answer for Get Set Scheme (1)

Answer for Get Set Scheme (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I committed to providing free tickets to the Games to 1 in 8 10-18 year olds attending schools in the London 2012 Get Set Network. This is exactly what I have done.

It is obviously unacceptable for these young people to attend the Games alone and so a number of tickets have necessarily been allocated for accompanying adults.