Paralympic Games Costs (5)

MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Question By: 
Gareth Bacon
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What was the total cost of mobile phone calls made by Greater London Authority staff that attended the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games?


Answer for Paralympic Games Costs (5)

Answer for Paralympic Games Costs (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As outlined in the answer to question 2016/3150;

UK phones can be unreliable and given the length of time the core project team were going to be in Brazil local solutions were looked at. Following advice from the British Embassy in Brazil the Authority hired phones for the core project team working on British House. The cost per phone was £74.79 for the duration of the stay in Brazil and included a 500 minute voice bundle, 10GB data package and 100 SMS messages. This equated to an overall cost of £224 for the entire British House project at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.