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Departmental Sick Leave

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many staff in his Department or its predecessors 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. (256319)

The Department was set up as part of the Machinery of Government changes on 28 June 2007. All sickness absence data are available on the Department's website:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/sicknessabsence/.

Information for individual members of staff who had sick leave for the periods specified is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportion cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families 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. (256634)

The Department was set up as part of the Machinery of Government changes on 28 June 2007. The figures for the Department apply from 31 December 2007 onwards.

Number of people who have been on sick leave for over 12 months on 31 December

Number

2008

3

2007

4