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Departmental Buildings

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 6 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many smoking shelters have been built for his Department’s staff in the last five years; and at what cost. (324363)

The Department for Children Schools and Families have erected two smoking shelters in the last five years at a cost of £7,146.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department provides subsidised gym facilities for its staff. (324567)

The Department for Children, Schools and Families does operate a subsidised gym facility at its Sanctuary Buildings headquarters. The subsidy to the managing contractor amounts to £62,500 per annum which is offset by the annual aggregate of membership charges which is £57,516. So far the total cost to the Department from the opening of the gym to the present time is £20,609.