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Departments: Sick Leave

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of sick leave taken by staff in her Department was stress-related in each of the last three years. (145976)

The percentages of sick leave recorded on our sickness absence database in each of the last three years under a category defined as mental health, including depression, anxiety and potential stress related problems, were 32 per cent. for 2004-05, 22 per cent. for 2005-06 and 24 per cent. for 2006-07.