Games hotel prices 'extortionate'

AOL Money Staff
Tessa Jowell
Tessa Jowell

The Government must tackle the "scandal of extortionate price rises" in London hotels during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, a Labour MP has said.

Shadow minister for London and the Olympics Tessa Jowell claimed prices across London were averaging an increase of 315%, as she called for action "on behalf of those already struggling families across the UK who want to be able to afford to come to London and enjoy the Olympic and Paralympic Games".