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Health written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department and its agencies have spent on rooms for staff leisure in each of the last five years.

Photo of Phil Hope Phil Hope Minister of State (the East Midlands), Regional Affairs, Minister of State (the East Midlands), Department of Health

The Department and its agencies spent the following on rooms provided for staff leisure in the last five years:

2005-06 253,550
2006-07 266,000
2007-08 285,590
2008-09 230,590
2009-10 267,070

These are the full costs of providing these rooms and have been calculated and based on a square metre percentage of the overall costs for the buildings where leisure facilities are available.

The response covers the Department's central administrative London estate of Richmond house, Wellington house and Skipton house, the properties of the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency, and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority.

The Department is a minor occupier in New Kings Beam house (HM Revenue and Customs) and Quarry house in Leeds (Department for Work and Pensions) and the data for these sites are not available to us.

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