Glasgow CWG organizers to publish ‘gift list`
Glasgow: The 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games organizers have said that they would publish a secret list of the hospitality and gifts that they had received from potential partners bidding for business at the multi-sport event.
Glasgow 2014 bowed to pressure and said it would take the step after anger at the secrecy that has surrounded the resignation of its chief executive, John Scott.
Scott quit for breaching rules governing gifts and hospitality after he accepted a “gift in kind” worth several thousand pounds, which he had failed to declare on the company’s “gifts and gratuities register”.
“We have said we will not add to speculation, confirm or deny who the other parties were or what the nature of the offer was. The facts are an offer was accepted and not declared, and as a result John Scott resigned,” The Scotsman quoted a Glasgow 2014 spokeswoman, as saying.
Glasgow 2014 holds a register of gifts senior employees have received from firms hoping for business.