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Police: Parental Leave

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers took (a) maternity leave, (b) paternity leave and (c) a career break in each year since 1997. (133272)

The available data is in the table; they are from the 2002-03 financial year onwards and relate to long-term absences as at the end of each financial year.

Police officers (FTE)1 on long-term absence as at 31 March 2003 to 31 March 20062

As at 31 March each year

Maternity leave

Paternity leave

Career break

20033

291

7

626

2004

642

27

750

20054

617

41

867

2006

713

31

1,124

1 Full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Because of rounding these figures may not match published totals.

2 Data are available from 2002-03 onwards.

3 Data are not available for Dyfed-Powys, Nottinghamshire, Sussex and West Midlands.

4 Data are not available for North Wales.