Olympic construction

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-10-15
Session date: 
October 15, 2008
Reference: 
2008/2350
Question By: 
Dee Doocey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Are you concerned about labour shortages for the construction of the Olympic Park following recent press reports about an 'exodus' of Polish workers?

Answer

Answer for Olympic construction

Answer for Olympic construction

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Any changes in the movement of migrant labour are unlikely to have any significant impact on the contractor workforce of the Olympic Park. The recently published figures for the contractor workforce show that almost a quarter of the workforce lives locally and a further 34% live in London. Further examination of the contractor workforce shows that a very small number of people have declared themselves to be of Polish nationality.