London Stadium owners stall for time on PAI truth


London Stadium owners London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) have stalled providing information on their dealings with PAI Capital.

A freedom of information was submitted by Claret and Hugh to the public body that owns the stadium asking notes of any physical or virtual meetings with PAI Capital or their representatives together with the dates and names of who was present at those meetings. We also asked a copy of all emails or instant messenger exchanges between LLDC/E20/LS185 staff and PAI Capital or their representatives and any documents including provisional contracts, letters of intent or memorandums of understanding between LLDC/E20 and Pai Capital.

We requested a response to whether LLDC/E20 sought any legal advice over the potential long lease of the London Stadium to a private company, if so with who was it sought and when?

Whether London Stadium stakeholders including West Ham United, UK Athletics and/or Delaware North were briefed or engaged in discussions about PAI before Lyn Garner’s public statement on 5th August 2021.

WhetherE20 and/or LLDC board discussed and/or approved the offer of a conditional long lease of the London Stadium? If so how was this discussed and with whom?

Whether the London Assembly members and/or the Mayor of London were briefed about talks with PAI Capital before the public statement, If so when and with whom?

The freedom of information respond was due for publication yesterday but the public body  messaged us  to say they held the information but they will need another four weeks to consider the public interest citing commercial interest exemptions.

The same thing happened over the West Ham concessionaire agreement for the London Stadium until the LLDC was forced to publish.

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