LLDC Funding (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
January 15, 2014
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives

Question

Richard Tracey AM: Yes, just one slightly peripheral question. I notice that Dennis Hone has produced a press release or he is quoted in a press release about various facilities in the Park and the potential great success of some of them, particularly including the Velodrome. Some of the features of the Park are, of course, in the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. If it is all going to be such a great success, could you move some persuasion to Lee Valley to stop charging the rest of the boroughs of London and taking a subsidy and perhaps they could finance themselves?

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Answer

Answer for LLDC Funding (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for LLDC Funding (Supplementary) [1]

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London and Chairman, LLDC): Dick is, of course, rightly campaigning for the Wandle Valley to receive the same kind of support as the Lee Valley has done over many years, indeed I think decades. This would require an Act of Parliament, as I am sure Dick is aware. I would be more in favour of bigging up the Wandle than of doing down the Lee.