§ Lord Moynihan
asked Her Majesty's Government:
In view of the briefing given by a Sport England client manager to staff at Crystal Palace on 8 December that the decommissioning of the site could start on 23 February 2004, what are the Government's intentions regarding the future of Crystal Palace as a centre of sporting excellence. [HL328]
§ Lord McIntosh of Haringey
Sport England's lease for the stadium and sports centre at Crystal Palace ends on 31 March 2004 when it will revert to the London Borough of Bromley. Urgent discussions are taking place between Bromley, the Greater London Authority and Sport England to secure a long-term future for the site and to ensure that in the short term Crystal Palace is able to host Grand Prix athletics.