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Departmental Sick Leave

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many working days were lost by her Department due to stress-related illness in each of the last 24 months. (198934)

In the 12 months to February 2008, the Department for Transport has experienced a 13 per cent. drop in total stress-related absence. Individual monthly figures are as follows:

Month

Total

2006

April

2,479

May

2,794

June

2,935

July

3,105

August

3,456

September

3,359

October

3,431

November

3,426

December

2,876

2007

January

3,416

February

3,067

March

3,072

April

2,794

May

3,317

June

3,266

July

3,634

August

3,880

September

3,215

October

3,430

November

3,451

December

2,746

2008

January

2,924

February

2,660

March

12,053

1 Excludes the central Department. Stress-related absence in the central Department in February 2008 was 163 days.