Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012: Tickets

House of Lords written statement – made on 21st January 2013.

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Photo of Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lords Spokesperson (Department for Culture, Media and Sport), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

On Friday 18 January 2013 my right honourable friend the Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Maria Miller) made the following Statement.

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 their 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 for 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; andencouraging community engagement and volunteering.

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