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Absence From Work

Volume 886: debated on Monday 10 February 1975

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing in the case of each Government Department the total number of days of absence by employees on grounds other than ill health or holidays in each of the years 1970 to 1974.

This information is not available centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Department19701971197219731974
Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Ministry of16,12615,74315,53615,09815,054
Ancient Monuments (Wales and Mon.) Royal Commission17*
British Museum1,559*
British Museum (Natural History)591*
Cabinet Office728594591599612
Charity Commission314310328306339
Civil Service Department2,4032,3403,2744,9805,245
Civil Service Pay Research Unit3232413244
County Courts5,6035,628†
Crown Estate Office126129122125125
Customs and Excise17,88318,27121,79724,37126,287
Decimal Currency Board42
Defence, Ministry of258,057280,660271,908269,801266,170
Diplomatic Service10,58310,58110,49510,28810,226
Education and Science, Department of4,3624,2794,2753,9883,981
Employment, Department of32,21932,81633,70834,08216,594
Exchequer and Audit576*
Exports Credits Guarantee Department1,4861,5761,6321,6521,734
Fine Art Commission, Royal5*
Friendly Societies Registry959794106111
Government Actuary4954565662
Health and Social Security, Department of71,38673,86075,14779,64385,202
Historical Manuscripts Commission18*
Historical Monuments (England), Royal Commission81*
Home Office25,42426,66028,12328,28229,788
Housing and Local Government, Ministry of4,716‡
Imperial War Museum163*
Information, Central Office of1,5121,3991,3321,2491,296
Inland Revenue69,35271,58671,32569,22871,900
Land Commission763

asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the total number of days of absence on grounds of ill health in each Government Department from 1970 to 1974, inclusive of (a) the number of days in respect of which ill health has been covered by a medical certificate, and (b) the number of days in respect of which no such certificate has been produced.

This information is not available centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.