§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentage of Government employees have been diagnosed as suffering from sick building syndrome during the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Chope
[holding answer 27 April 1989]: No Government employee has been diagnosed as having suffered from sick building syndrome because the nature of the conditions which are generally associated with this problem are such that they could originate from any number of different causes.
The cause of sick building syndrome is not known. The Government are participating in research which is currently being carried out.