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Departmental Sick Leave

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many working days were lost by his Department due to stress-related illness in each of the last 24 months. (198938)

The information requested can only be provided at a disproportionate cost to the Department. The Department has an additional responsibility to protect the identity of its staff.

However, I am able to provide the following information set out as follows.

2007

Total days lost were 2,375. Of these 35.45 per cent. were due to mental disorders which included stress—related illnesses.

2006

Total days lost were 2,687. Of these 27 per cent. were due to mental disorders which included stress—related illnesses.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many days sick leave were taken on average by staff in his Department in each of the last five years. (198953)

The years for which figures are available are:

Annual working days lost(AWDL)

Total days lost

2007

4.6

2,375

2006

4.9

2,687

2005

6.6

4,560

Working Days lost per staff year

2004

5.6