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Departmental Buildings

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many smoking shelters have been built for his Department's staff in the last five years; and at what cost. (324361)

The Department for International Development has built one smoking shelter, in the last five years, at their office in East Kilbride, Glasgow at a cost of £753.27.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on rooms for staff leisure in each of the last five years. (324423)

The Department for International Development (DFID) created a small staff gymnasium in our office in East Kilbride in October 2005. This was part of a wider refurbishment project and the costs of the gymnasium cannot be separately identified. The gymnasium in our London office was redecorated in October 2009 at a cost of £2,589. There has been no other expenditure in our UK offices over the last five years on rooms provided for staff leisure.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department provides subsidised gym facilities for its staff. (324558)

The Department for International Development (DFID) provides subsidised gym facilities in both our UK offices.