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Sweet Concepts

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer by the Cabinet Office Minister of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 156W, on Central Office of Information: marketing, what promotional products were purchased from Sweet Concepts Ltd. on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive; and at what cost. (324302)

In 2006, the Health and Safety Executive purchased through COI tea bags with a campaign strapline “take a moment not a fall” printed on the outside of the packet at a cost of £6,610 plus VAT from Sweet Concepts Ltd. These items were part of a nationally co-ordinated publicity, education and inspection campaign about the risks of working at height. The target audience were people involved in building and plant maintenance. The idea behind the tea bag was to promote discussions around safe working practices at workers’ break time.