Tessa Jowell MP, Labour's Shadow Olympics Minister, commenting on David Cameron's comments on the Olympics, said:
"The Games have made a tremendous economic contribution to this country. A large scale infrastructure project has brought regeneration and skills. It kept the order books of many companies going when there was little coming in from elsewhere. And we can expect a significant boost to tourism as the Games shows the best of our country to the rest of the world.
"As we slip back into a recession that has been made in Downing Street, Cameron should apply the lesson of the Olympics to the essential role for Government in promoting skills, apprenticeships, jobs and growth."