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Departmental Sick Leave

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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. (256338)

The information is contained in the following table. The data reflect information currently held on the Department's personnel computer system.

Over 30 daysOver 50 daysOver 100 days

Staff

Percentage of staff

Staff

Percentage of staff

Staff

Percentage of staff

2008

3,300

2.55

3,762

2.91

3,732

2.89

2007

3,815

2.84

4,570

3.41

4,754

3.54

2006

3,966

2.75

4,812

3.34

4,993

3.46

2005

4,080

2.68

5,145

3.38

5,545

3.64

2004

5,390

3.32

6,216

3.83

6,445

3.97

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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. (256624)

The information is contained in the following table. The data reflect information currently held on the Department's personnel computer system.

Number of employees absent for more than 12 months on 31 December

Staff

Percentage of all staff employed

2008

85

0.07

2007

209

0.16

2006

139

0.10

2005

142

0.09

2004

284

0.17