§ Mr. Paul Marsden
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what arrangements are made in his Department to allow staff to access counselling services. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
The Departments Counselling and Support Service is available to all its staff including those in its Agencies. Following machinery of Government changes, the service is provided by the Office of The Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) through Service Level Agreements. Staff can access the service direct during office hours about any issue where there is a perception that work performance is affected.