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Olympic Games 2012

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what financial information he supplies on a regular basis on the progress of arrangements for hosting the 2012 Olympic games to (a) Government departments and (b) Cabinet Committee MISC25; and with what frequency in each case. (165181)

[holding answer 19 November 2007]: I have been asked to reply as Minister for the Olympics.

(a) Financial information about costs, funding and projects is shared with relevant Government departments through the appropriate mechanisms including the Funders’ Group, the Olympic Projects Review Group, and the Olympic Board Steering Group.

(b) ED (OPG) is the Cabinet sub committee responsible for issues relating to Economic Development of the London Olympic and Paralympic games. As is the case with information relating to the proceedings of Cabinet and all Cabinet committees, including the number of meetings held and topics discussed, details about ED (OPG) meetings are generally not disclosed.