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Olympic Games 2012

House of Lords written question – answered on 7th July 2011.

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Photo of Baroness Hollis of Heigham Baroness Hollis of Heigham Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Olympic tickets are being allocated to (a) Government Olympic Executive Officials and (b) Department for Culture, Media and Sport officials, in addition to the tickets allocated via the system used to allocate tickets to the public.

Photo of Baroness Garden of Frognal Baroness Garden of Frognal Lords Spokesperson (Department for Culture, Media and Sport), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

Government have been allocated a total of 8,815 tickets. Around 3,000 of these will be bought by staff under the staff ticket ballot and we expect the process to be completed later this year. Of these, around 300 have been allocated to Department for Culture, Media and Sport/Government Olympic Executive officials. Government intend to publish the number of staff who bought tickets after the Games.

A further 2,065 tickets have been purchased on behalf of a number of host venue towns and cities outside of London. The remaining 3,750 tickets will be used by Government for guests and business leaders and to use as prizes for young people competing in the new School Games.

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