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Civil Servants

Volume 932: debated on Thursday 26 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many uncertificated sick days (a) a civil servant, (b) a local government official and (c) a teacher employed by a local authority is normally entitled to in each year.

I have been asked to reply.Civil servants may be allowed up to five days' paid sick leave, subject to a maximum of 10 days in any period of 12 months, without providing a doctor's statement. I understand from my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Education and Science and for the Environment that teachers and adminis- trative professional, technical and clerical staff employed by local authorities are not normally required to provide a doctor's statement for the first three days of sick absence but there is no specified annual limit.