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Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace. (222185)

The Scotland Office is committed to the well-being of its staff. It has a number of procedures in place to reduce stress at work. A stress management framework, based on the Health and Safety Executive's management standards, is available to all staff and gives easy to use advice on the successful prevention, recognition and management of stress at work.