HC Deb 12 May 2003 vol 405 c28W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what arrangements are made in her Department to allow staff to access counselling services. [111941]

Dr. Howells

All staff in DCMS have direct access to counselling services provided by the ODPM Counselling and Support Service. It is an occupational service paid for by the Department. The counsellors are civil servants who are professionally trained in counselling skills and who have a knowledge and understanding of procedures and practice in DCMS. DCMS is committed to helping employees deal with concerns both inside and outside the workplace.