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Departmental Sick Leave

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff in his Department were on sick leave for (a) over 30 days, (b) over 50 days and (c) over 100 days in each of the last five years. (256326)

The number of staff on sick leave for the periods requested are presented in the following table.

Calendar year

31 to 50 days sick leave

51 to 100 days sick leave

Over 100 days sick leave

2008

54

35

41

2007

25

57

48

2006

43

42

56

2005

46

51

60

2004

51

57

112

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff in his Department were recorded as having been on sick leave for over 12 months on 31 December in each of the last five years. (256628)

The number of employees in the Department recorded as having been on sick leave for over 12 months on 31 December in each of the last five years is presented in the following table:

Number of employees on sick leave for over 12 months on 31 December

2008

2007

2

2006

2005

1

2004

1