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Departmental Recruitment

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much (a) her Office and (b) the Olympic Delivery Authority has spent on recruitment agencies in each of the last three years. (250268)

In each of the last three financial years, Government Olympic Executive (GOE) has spent the following on recruitment agencies. This has supported the recruitment of six senior managers, including the director general and the director of build and finance:

£

April 2008-20 January 2009

55,787.83

April 2007-March 2008

63,728.67

April 2006-March 2007

119,618.64

Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA)

The ODA’s spend on recruitment reflects the requirement to recruit quickly at all levels to a newly established organisation while maintaining the delivery programme for the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympics Games. In each of the last three financial years, the ODA has spent the following on recruitment agencies, for the recruitment of 220 personnel at all levels of the organisation:

£

April 2008-December 2008

194,366.22

April 2007-March 2008

825,714.62

April 2006-March 2007

892,447.98