Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day — Second Part] — Olympic Legacy — 29 Oct 2008 at 15:49
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
I beg to move,
That this House congratulates the British team on its superb results in Beijing, which should provide an excellent platform for its performance in London 2012; notes with concern however the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee Report of 23rd April 2008, which highlighted the inadequate preparations for an Olympic sporting legacy from London 2012; is disappointed with the Government's legacy action plan which is largely a restatement of existing commitments; notes that the London Olympic Games will be the biggest sporting event in the history of the UK; and calls upon the Government to ensure that the UK lives up to the promise made in July 2005 in Singapore that the London 2012 Olympic Games will be used to leave a lasting sporting legacy.
I beg to move, To leave out from "House" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof :
"applauds the British Olympic and Paralympic teams for their superb performance in Beijing which should provide an excellent platform for their performance in London 2012; recognises that the increase in public funding for elite programmes has helped contribute to this success; notes that a decade of sustained investment at every level of sport-school, community and elite-has laid the strongest possible foundations for this Olympic period; welcomes the recent School Sport Survey which shows that 90 per cent. of children are doing two hours of sport a week; further welcomes the reform of Sport England that will build a world-class sport development system; and endorses the Government's Legacy Action Plan, including measures that will make a reality of the promise made in Singapore in 2005 to make two million people more active by 2012."
The House having divided: Ayes 236, Noes 283.
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|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||173 (+2 tell)||0||90.7%|
|Lab||278 (+2 tell)||0||0||80.2%|