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Police: Sick Leave

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officer working days were lost to sickness in each (a) police force in England and Wales and (b) London borough in each of the last five years. (174810)

The available data for the amount of police officer working time lost to sickness, are for 2002-03 onwards at the police force level only. Police Officer sickness absence data for 2002-03 onwards are available on the Home Office website, located at:

For 2002-03 and 2003-04, the data are given in the 2003-04 Police Performance Monitoring report, in the form of police officer days lost per person per year.

For 2004-05 onwards, the data are given in the annual Police Performance Assessment reports, in the form of average number of police officer hours lost per person per year.