AQW 27675/11-15

Mr Daithí McKay
Sinn Féin
North Antrim

Tabled Date: 25/10/2013
Answered On Date: 23/12/2013
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel which Civil Service offices that offer shower facilities for people that cycle to work; and whether there are plans to install shower facilities across all offices.

Revised Answer:
There are a total of 116 buildings in the NICS and Agency estate that have showers available for cyclists. Provision of additional shower facilities are planned in a further 2 buildings.
There is currently no plan to provide shower facilities throughout the NICS estate for cyclists as it is a matter for the Department with premises officer responsibility to consider the appropriateness of such facilities in a particular building.
In existing buildings for which my Department has premises officer responsibility, where circumstances allow, where space is available, it is appropriate to do so and budget constraints permit, shower facilities are provided.