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Government Olympic Executive Annual Report 2009

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

I have today published the “Government Olympic Executive’s second Annual Report—London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Annual Report January 2009”.

The document fulfils the commitment to report to Parliament on a six-monthly basis providing details of progress across the Olympic programme and of the funding for the games.

The report outlines the progress that has been made in 2008 on building, staging and capitalising on the legacy benefits of the games. It also highlights the priorities for action in each of these areas in 2009, and explains the latest budget position, including the use of contingency.

This is the second annual report produced by the Government Olympic Executive. As in 2008, we will produce a six-month update of the report in July of this year. For the first time this year we will also produce quarterly financial updates, to increase even further the transparency of the project.

I would like to commend this report to the Members of both Houses and thank them for their continued interest and support of the London 2012 Olympics.

Copies of the annual report 2009 are available at: and will be deposited in the Libraries of both Houses.