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Departmental Furniture

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much the Olympic Delivery Authority spent on furniture in each of the last five years. (273744)

As a new organisation established in 2006, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) purchased furniture for its offices in Canary Wharf and Stratford at a total cost of £1.7 million. The breakdown by year is: 2006 £0.9 million, 2007 £0.7 million and 2008 £0.1 million.

To secure better value for money, a cost sharing agreement is in place with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic games and Paralympic games who will use this furniture as their staffing increases in the build-up to the games and the role of the ODA diminishes.