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Dame Tessa Jowell MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for London and the Olympics, commenting on reports of empty seats at London 2012 venues, said:

“Anyone who is lucky enough to have tickets to the Games should either use them or give them up.

“I am pleased to see that unused tickets are now being distributed to members of our armed forces, local teachers and students.

“It is important that this process is stepped up to ensure that every single available ticket is offered to somebody who will use it."

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