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Employment: Olympic Park

Volume 491: debated on Monday 20 April 2009

To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many local people are employed in the construction of the Olympic Park site; and how many of them were unemployed immediately prior to their employment on the site. (269380)

The figures published by the Olympic Delivery Authority in January 2009 show that at the end of December 2008 there were 3,315 people working on the Olympic Park site. Of these 23 per cent. were residents of the five Olympic host boroughs. 17 per cent. of these declared themselves as unemployed prior to working on the site.