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Olympic Games 2012: Construction

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many Olympic construction contracts have been awarded to firms based (a) in Scotland, (b) in Wales, (c) in Northern Ireland, (d) in England and (e) elsewhere. (289486)

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is responsible for developing and building the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Games. To date in total 1,063 businesses, including those involved in construction, have won £5 billion of work directly supplying the ODA and hundreds more have won work in the supply chains.

The numbers of the ODA's direct suppliers by nation (according to their registered address) are as follows:

(a) Scotland: 17

(b) Wales: 4

(c) Northern Ireland: 3

(d) England: 1,022

(e) Outside UK: 17.

The ODA estimates that there is over £1 billion worth of direct procurement to be completed. This may be in the form of new contracts or amendments to existing contracts. These direct procurements will generate thousands of business opportunities in the supply chains. The ODA is currently conducting research in its supply chains with initial results due later this autumn. This will show the names of companies across the UK that are already benefiting from 2012-related work.