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Olympic Games

Volume 477: debated on Friday 20 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; to what purpose in each case; and what estimate he has made of the cost. (212112)

Five Government Ministers will attend the games. The Minister for the Olympics will attend the whole games. The Prime Minister; the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; the Minister for Sport and the Minister for Trade Promotion and Investment will each attend a part of the games.

The number of Government officials attending has not yet been finalised.