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Departmental Sick Leave

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what percentage of working days lost by his Department’s staff was attributed to stress-related conditions in the most recent year for which figures are available. (187875)

The percentage of working days lost by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (formerly the Department of Trade and Industry), including UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and the Office of Manpower Economics (OME), attributed to stress-related conditions for the period January 2007 to December 2007 is 15 per cent. (2,367 days lost due to stress-related conditions out of a total of 15,676 sick days over the same period).

Stress-related conditions include the following: anxiety, stress, depression and other psychiatric illnesses.