Commonwealth Games: Wales

Mike Wood: Commonwealth Games athletes from all the nations of the United Kingdom train at the Judo Centre of Excellence in the Black Country. Does my hon. Friend agree that a Commonwealth Games in Wales would benefit the whole United Kingdom?


Craig Williams Conservative, Cardiff North

My hon. Friend is quite right. What a happy Union we would be if another Commonwealth games were secured in the UK. I know of no bigger fan of the Black Country, and no bigger supporter, than my hon. Friend.

Let me list a number of events that we have already hosted on the world stage. At the turn of the millennium, there was the 1999 rugby world cup in Cardiff. Who could forget Max Boyce going on to the pitch and singing hymns and arias to a stadium full of people?