Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Mary Upton

Question:

173 Dr. Upton asked the Minister for Education and Science the steps he has taken to encourage members of staff in his Department to cycle to work; if his Department provides showering facilities; if his Department will supply cycle helmets to ensure safe cycling; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15255/02]

My Department provides secure parking facilities for bicycles. My Department also provides showering facilities. To date, no consideration has been given to the supply of cycle helmets.