Assembly to quiz emergency services on planning for 2012 Olympics

PUBLISHED: 16:00 08 June 2010 | UPDATED: 16:08 05 October 2010

THE London Assembly is to question police, fire and ambulance organisations on how they plan emergency services during the 2012 Olympics, when East London plays host to 29,000 athletes and officials from 200 countries and a million spectators

By Mike Brooke

THE London Assembly is to question police, fire and ambulance organisations on how they plan to run emergency services during the summer of the 2012 Olympics.

East London plays host to 14,700 athletes and 14,000 officials from 200 countries over nine weeks from July to September the summer after next.

A million spectators are also expected for the Games and join cultural events planned across London.

The Assembly's Health & Public Services committee opens an inquiry tomorrow at City Hall into how the emergency and health services are preparing to cope.

It is to question Met Police Assistant Commissioner Chris Allison, Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson, Ambulance Chief Executive Peter Bradley and Olympic planning authority's Peter Thorpe.

The public session at City Hall, near Tower Bridge, begins 3pmand can also be seen by

webcast on the London Assembly's website.

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