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News – Downing Street

November 2008

Downing Street


A ‘reflection and multi-faith room’ has been set aside in Downing Street for government officials to pray in. The reflection room was set up as part of a range of measures aimed at improving the health and well-being of Downing Street staff, according to the Cabinet Office’s annual report.

     A Cabinet Office spokesman said the room has been set up in addition to another reflection room in the Cabinet Office. She said it was meant as a place of worship, although it is open to all members of staff, irrespective of their faith.

     In a written Parliamentary answer, Cabinet Office Minister Ed Miliband said: ‘The prime minister’s office forms an integral part of the Cabinet Office. The Cabinet Office is committed to the health and well-being of its staff, and has policies and support in place to manage and reduce workplace stress’.

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