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Departmental Sick Leave

Volume 476: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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. (187872)

The Department does not record working days lost that can be attributed to stress-related conditions. For the year ended 31 December 2007, the percentage of working days lost covered by the broader absence reason ‘Mental Health - including depression, anxiety and potential stress related problems' was 16.5 per cent.