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Olympic Games 2012

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 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. (279822)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend, the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Trade, Investment and Consumer Affairs, on 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 280W.

This has been updated in the following table.

Number of full time equivalent staff within BIS, UKTI and RDAs working on the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Of which:

Name of organisation

Total number of current staff

(i) working on project management

(ii) working on legacy planning

(iii) working on project oversight

(iv) working on financial oversight

Planned future staffing levels

BIS

3.25

0

3.25

0

0

No planned changes

UKTI

2.5

0

2.5

0

0

+ 1

AWM

2.15

1

0.75

0.2

0.2

+ 1 (Inspire Mark post funded by DCMS)

EEDA1

4.7

3.05

1.25

0.3

0.1

+1

EMDA

2

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

No planned changes

LDA2

75

0

75

0

0

Changes planned as Legacy Company is set up

NWDA

1

0.3

0.3

0.2

0.2

+ 1 (Inspire Programme funded by DCMS)

ONE

1

0.25

0.25

0.45

0.05

No planned changes

SEEDA

3.2

1

1

1

0.2

No planned changes

SWERDA

2

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

No planned changes

YF

0.35

0.1

0.15

0.05

0.05

No planned changes

Total

97.15

6.7

85.45

3.2

1.8

+4

1 EEDA is the only region outside London with two Olympic venues which require a level of project management and coordination, as well as having the highest level of businesses registered on CompeteFor outside London. Three posts are working for Nations and Regions East on behalf of all the local authorities in the East of England, as well as Sport England EEDA.

2 The LDA has a dedicated Olympic Legacy Directorate whose staffing will change as the recently formed Olympic Legacy company establishes itself. Within the 75 FTEs there are project managers and accountants providing financial oversight but they are all ultimately working to deliver a sustainable legacy for London following the Games.