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Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 5 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which officials in his Department (a) are responsible for Olympics-related activity and (b) sit on the Inter-Departmental Steering Group for the Olympics. (81568)

The information requested is as follows.

(a) Responsibility for Olympics-related activity in the Wales Office rests within the local government, culture and sport team.

(b) The majority of functions concerned with the Olympic and Paralympic Games are devolved to the National Assembly for Wales. The Assembly Government therefore represents Wales on the Inter-Departmental Steering Group. I do, however discuss Olympic issues with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport on a regular basis, and the Wales Office is represented on the Wales Olympic Steering Group, established by the Assembly Government.