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South Yorkshire Police Service

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the rate of (a) absence and (b) absence resulting from ill health was in South Yorkshire Police Service employees in 2008-09; what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of such absences; and if he will make a statement. (281724)

Figures on long-term absence for the financial year 2008-09 can be supplied after the headline figures are published on 23 July.

Figures on sickness absence for the financial year 2008-09 will be available on the Home Office website at:

http://www.police.homeoffice.gov.uk/performance-and-measurement/performance-assessment/

after publication of the Analysis of Policing and Community Safety (APACS) data in the autumn.

Information on costs is not available.