Examination of Witnesses (Questions 160-164)|
MP, MS NICKY
25 OCTOBER 2005
Q160 Mr Evans: So the only dome about
these games is going to be the Dome?
Tessa Jowell: Which has now got
a great new future ahead of it.
Mr Evans: Hallelujah.
Q161 Janet Anderson: Secretary of
State, could I just ask you a further question about the portable
or temporary facilities which will be relocated. I think you said
four swimming pools, five arenas and five million pieces of sporting
Tessa Jowell: One million pieces
of sporting equipment. I am not sure whether it is four arenas
and five swimming pools or the other way round. Three 50 metre
swimming pools, two water-polo pools, four events halls, of which
three are multi-purpose sport and one is shooting, and a million
pieces of sporting equipment.
Q162 Janet Anderson: I just wondered,
who will decide where they go and what will be the criterion?
Tessa Jowell: I look forward to
the Committee's views on distribution of the facilities in 2012.
Q163 Mr Evans: Try ebay, Secretary
Tessa Jowell: I think we will
be rather more systematic than that, but what I can say is that
we will make sure there is a proper regional distribution in the
way the facilities are allocated. The facilities will be distributed
according to criteria that will be developed by Sport England,
which, as you know, is also serviced by nine regional sports boards
that will be engaged in this process.
Q164 Chairman: Secretary of State,
thank you very much. We have spent some time on the Olympics and
sport, but it is a central issue for us. At this stage could we
thank your two officials and invite your next team to join you.
Tessa Jowell: Thank you very much