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Olympic Games 2012

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many full-time equivalent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies are working on projects relating to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; how many of them are working on (i) project management, (ii) legacy planning, (iii) project oversight and (iv) financial oversight; and what plans he has for future staffing levels in each case. (279817)

The education opportunities presented by the 2012 Games are being used to build on and add value to existing activity being undertaken by the DCSF. There are 1.3 full-time equivalent members of staff allocated to co-ordinating this work. They deal with all aspects of project management, legacy planning and project oversight. Future staffing levels for this work are expected to remain at this level.

The DCSF is supported in the delivery of the education legacy plan by an extensive range of strategic and delivery partners, such as the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, DIUS and the Government Olympic Executive, with some working with us across all elements of the plan, others on specific projects.