Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tickets)

Culture Media and Sport written statement – made on 18th January 2013.

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Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller Minister for Women and Equalities, The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

This is to inform the House of the publication of the register of names in receipt of tickets purchased by Government to the Olympic and Paralympic games.

In line with its values of transparency and accountability the Government committed to publishing all details relating to tickets provided which entailed a cost to the public purse. These accounted to less than 0.04% of the total ticket sales.

All Departments’ tickets are included within the publication and the purchasing Department, the Government Olympic Executive, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or UK Trade and Investment, is listed against each ticket.

All invitations were issued against criteria agreed by the Cabinet Secretary in May 2012. These were:

Encouraging growth;

Encouraging health and sports participation;

Encouraging community engagement and volunteering.

The register can be found: http://www.dcms.gov.uk/publications/9672.aspx.