§ Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what arrangements exist for the provision of an occupational health service for employees within his Department, stating(a) how many staff are employed to provide occupational health services, (b) how many of those staff are qualified nurses and (c) how many employees work in his Department in total.
§ Mr. Curry
This Department has access to the services of the civil service occupational health service which employs some 100 fully qualified occupational health professionals—doctors, nurses and hygiene and safety advisers. It operates via a network of regional offices 415W throughout the United Kingdom. The Department, including its agencies, has 10,632 employees in total, none of whom is employed to provide occupational health services.