Olympic Games: Canada

Olympics written question – answered on 11th January 2010.

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Photo of Kate Hoey Kate Hoey Labour, Vauxhall

To ask the Minister for the Olympics for how many days (a) she and (b) officials of her Office expect to attend the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver in February in the course of their official duties; and what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse in each such case.

Photo of Tessa Jowell Tessa Jowell Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (London), Minister (Cabinet Office) (Also Minister for Olympics and Paymaster General)

Details of ministerial travel costing over £500 are published annually and include the cost, destination and purpose of the trip. It also provides information on the number of officials who accompany Ministers. The most recent list was published in July 2009 and the details of attendance at the Vancouver 2010 winter Olympic games will be included in the 2010 return.

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