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Departments: Fringe Benefits

Volume 463: debated on Monday 23 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff in his Department receive assistance from employee assistance programmes; and which firms provide the programmes. (151077)

All 120,487 staff employed by the Department for Work and Pensions, at all levels have access to the Department's employee assistance programme. This is provided by Right Corecare, a Manpower company.

In the year ending 30 June 2007, 5,402 members of staff contacted the counselling, advice and information helplines.