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Departmental Sick Leave

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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. (256632)

Numbers of MOD civilian staff who have been continuously absent for over 12 months due to sickness on 31 December for each of the last four years are given as follows:

Number of staff with at least 12 months sick absence as at 31 December

2005

140

2006

170

2007

180

2008

170

Notes:

1. These figures are derived from the HRMS system which excludes staff in trading funds, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, and locally engaged civilians. They have been rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Numbers are not given for 31 December 2004, as data were still being migrated to the system during this year.