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Police Service of Northern Ireland: Sick Leave

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many days off work due to stress-related illnesses there were on average among police personnel in Northern Ireland in (a) 2002 and (b) 2007. (206251)

The Chief Constable has provided the following answer.

The average number of working days lost for stress related illnesses in 2002-03 and 2007-08 can be found in the following table.

Average working days lost in 2002-03

Average working days lost in 2007-08

Police officers

5.42

2.25

Civil servants (police staff)

2.2

1.3

Direct recruits (police staff)

1.1

1.3