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Departmental Sick Leave

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the Cabinet Office keeps a record of sick days taken by (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in (i) his and (ii) other Departments. (164971)

Special advisers are temporary civil servants. The rules on sickness absence for civil servants are set out in the Civil Service Management Code, copies of which are available in the Libraries of the House and online at:

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/iam/codes/csmc/index.asp.

Guidance on arrangements during ministerial absences from their Departments is set out in the Ministerial Code, copies of which are available in the Libraries of the House.