Use of 'games lanes' by ambulances

M Bimmler made this Freedom of Information request to Government Olympic Executive

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Dear Government Olympic Executive,

according to a recent article in the Observer
(http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/feb...)
TfL and LOCOG have refused a request by NHS London to allow the use of the 'games lanes' by ambulances on journeys without blue lights.

To understand to what extent the Government Olympic Executive was made aware of this request or had input into the decision-making (e.g. as a consultee), I request access to all records held by GOE connected
with this decision, including but not limited to any internal follow-up and discussions after the decision by TFL/LOCOG was communicated to the GOE.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Bimmler

FOI, Government Olympic Executive

Our ref: CMS 199608

 

 

Dear Mr Bimmler,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 19 February in which you asked:

 

‘According to a recent article in the Observer
([1]http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/feb...)
TfL and LOCOG have refused a request by NHS London to allow the use of the
'games lanes' by ambulances on journeys without blue lights.

 

To understand to what extent the Government Olympic Executive was  made
aware of this request or had input into the decision-making (e.g. as a
consultee), I request access to all records held by GOE connected  with
this decision, including but not limited to any internal follow-up and
discussions after the decision by TfL/LOCOG was communicated to the GOE.’

 

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