HC Deb 13 September 2004 vol 424 c1468W
Bob Spink

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many rooms are set aside for(a) the use of smokers, (b) worship, broken down by religion and (c) nursing mothers and pregnant women in each building and set of offices for which his Department is responsible. [187171]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The Department operates a no-smoking policy within its buildings. There are therefore no smoking rooms in the Department's headquarters buildings.

On the Departmental estate, there are six rooms specifically set aside for worship and are available for use by members of any religion. In other buildings, meeting rooms can be reserved for this purpose.

The Department has no rooms specifically set aside for nursing mothers or pregnant women.