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Olympic Games 2012

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many full-time equivalent members of staff in (a) her 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 she has for future staffing levels in each case. (279815)

The information is as follows:

DWP

Work area

FTE

Project Management

0.1

Legacy Planning

0.5

Project Oversight

0.5

Financial Oversight

0

DWP has recruited 0.6 FTE to support legacy planning and project oversight and has no plans to increase staffing levels in this area for the year 2009-10.

Jobcentre Plus

Work area

FTE

Project Management

3.2

Legacy Planning

1.2

Project Oversight

0.6

Financial Oversight

0

Current work-force plans for Jobcentre Plus extend to March 2010 over which period there is no increase expected.

Health and Safety Executive

Work area

FTE

Project Management

Legacy Planning

Project Oversight

3.5

Financial Oversight

Inspection of the Olympic construction activities will be undertaken as an integral part of Construction Division’s workload.

Office for Disability Issues

The Office for Disability Issues has on a number of occasions provided advice and expertise to Ministers, other Government Departments and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games on disability issues relating to London 2012. It is not however, possible to quantify this in terms of staff numbers.