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Departmental Sick Leave

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff in her Department have had five or more periods of sickness absence of less than five days in two or more of the last five years. (218960)

The Home Office headquarters and United Kingdom Border Agency are unable to provide the requested sickness data without incurring a disproportionate cost. The period concerned will require manual checks for each record. This is due to the move from the old personnel information manpower management system (PIMMS) database to the current Oracle (Adelphi) database in 2004-05.

55 staff in the Criminal Records Bureau and 326 in the Identity and Passport Service have taken five or more periods of sickness absence of less than five days in two or more of the last five years.