(2) pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2008, Official Report, column 519W, on the Olympic Delivery Authority, when the Olympic Delivery Authority’s (a) register of interests and (b) register of gifts and hospitality will be published; when they were (i) first commissioned and (ii) originally due for publication; and what the reasons are for the time taken for the registers to be published.
The Olympic Delivery Authority’s (ODA) register of gifts and hospitality was published on the London 2012 website on 14 March 2008. A copy has also been placed in the House Library. The register of gifts and hospitality covers registrations up to 31 December 2007 and includes the period prior to April 2006 when the ODA was an interim Authority. The registrations for the first quarter of 2008 will be published in the coming weeks.
The current register of ODA Board Members’ interests is due to be published on the London 2012 website in the week beginning 31 March 2008 and a copy will also be placed in the House Library. Details of prospective ODA Board Members’ interests were required as part of the DCMS recruitment process and all ODA Board Members have signed the necessary ODA declaration of interest forms.
Paper copies of the ODA’s register of gifts and hospitality have existed for the period of the ODA’s formal existence and its period as an interim Authority. The ODA’s register of Board members interests has also existed since the ODA formally came into being.
The publication of both registers was foreshadowed in my answer to the hon. Member on 31 January 2007, Official Report, column 519W, in which I stated that the ODA intended to publish (a) its register of Board members’ interests, and (b) its gifts and hospitality register in the first quarter of 2008.