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Lost Working Days

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many working days have been lost due to industrial action by employees for which his Department is responsible in each year since 1997. (218056)

The number of working days lost due to industrial action in each year since 2003 are presented in the following table. The Department changed payroll provider contracts in 2003 and the cost of retrieving the required information for 1997 to 2003 would be disproportionate.

Total

Dates of industrial action

Number of staff days lost due to industrial action

2008 (Up to 11 July )

0

0

2007

493

1 May

203

31 January

290

2006

0

0

2005

0

0

2004

267

5 November

267