The London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006
is a piece of UK legislation
introduced following the decision of the International Olympic Committee
to stage the 2012 Olympic Games
in London. It is intended to facilitate the organisation of the Games, and to aid the UK in compliance with its responsibilities and obligations.
The Act contains four main provisions: the establishing of the Olympic Delivery Authority
, responsible for organising the games, the creation of an Olympic Transport Plan for the games, the regulation of advertising near the Games by the Secretary of State
, and the regulation of street trading near the Games, also by the Secretary of State.
Olympic Delivery Authority
The Act creates the Olympic Delivery Authority to prepare for the Games, and gives it various abilities, such as: acquiring, owning and disposing of lands, entering into contracts, and applying for planning permission. It also has some powers under the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980
(section 10) Olympic Transport Plan
The Olympic Delivery Authority is required by the Act to draw up a plan for transport for the Games, having consulted with various interested parties. Once the plan has been drawn up, various parties are required to co-operate with it, including the local highway authority
, local street authority and local traffic authorities concerned, who can ultimately be compelled by the Secretary of State to do so.
Advertising and street trading......