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Departmental Buildings

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many smoking shelters have been built for her Department's staff in the last five years; and at what cost. (324360)

The Cabinet Office built one smoking shelter in the past five years. The cost of the shelter and its installation was £5,500.

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much her Department and its agency have spent on rooms for staff leisure in each of the last five years. (324432)

Other than planned work to Cabinet Office buildings as a whole, no specific expenditure has been incurred on rooms for staff leisure.

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether her Department provides subsidised gym facilities for its staff. (324568)

The Cabinet Office does have gym facilities but it is not subsidised. The running costs and equipment are paid for by an external provider through membership subscriptions.