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Commonwealth Games 2022

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 10th February 2020.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy)

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether (a) verbal and (b) written guidance has been issued to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games delivery authority on becoming accredited by the Living Wage Foundation as a living wage employer.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State

The Department has confirmed to the Organising Committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games that it should ensure that its staff and contractors are paid the national living wage, in line with the government’s policy. The Organising Committee also asks suppliers to demonstrate how they support its Social Values Charter as part of the procurement process. The Social Values Charter is on the Organising Committee’s website at

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