Virendra Sharma – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Scotland Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Virendra Sharma on 2016-02-23.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what his Department’s wellness strategy is.

David Mundell

The Scotland Office does not employ staff directly; all staff that join, do so on an assignment, loan or secondment from other government bodies, mainly the Scottish Government and the Ministry of Justice, who remain the employers. As staff stay on the terms and conditions of their parent employers, the wellness strategy that would normally apply would be that of the parent body. Both the Ministry of Justice and Scottish Government have wellness strategies to support their staff. Through these strategies, the staff that are based at the Scotland Office in either London or Edinburgh have access to health facilities, mental health support, and employee assistance programmes.