HC Deb 15 December 1999 vol 341 c233W
Mr. Maclean

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for each of the buildings under his Department's control how many rooms are set aside for(a) ethnic minority religious use, (b) pregnant and nursing mothers and (c) smokers. [102338]

Mr. Morley

This information is not held centrally and with around 200 properties on the MAFF estate, gathering the information would involve disproportionate cost.

We have the following figures for 19 of our major sites (including London HQ offices, HQ offices in York and Guildford and our Regional Service Centres):

Rooms set aside for: Number
(a) Ethnic minority religious use 0
(b) Pregnant and nursing mothers 6
(c) Smoking 28

Some of our larger sites have more than one building, which accounts for there being more smoking rooms than sites.

Most of the Department's sites have first-aid rooms and/or meeting rooms. These areas are flexible and are made available to meet any reasonable requests from staff, including religious use and needs of pregnant and nursing mothers.