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Departmental Sick Leave

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many days of sick leave were taken by staff in his Department and its agency in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what the cost to his Department was of such sick leave. (305556)

The information is as follows:

Number of working days lost due to sickness during the period from 1 December 2008 to 30 November 2009

DCMS

The Royal Parks

Total

20008

December

134

52

186

2009

January

152

37

189

February

88

33

121

March

115

32

147

April

154

9

163

May

148

20

168

June

149

15

164

July

175

54

229

August

215

52

267

September

211

64

275

October

149

95

244

November

76

60

136

Total

1,766

523

2,289

Cost of sickness for the period from 1 December 2008 to 30 November 2009

£

DCMS

The Royal Parks

Total

20008

December

23,852

9,256

33,108

2009

January

27,056

6,586

33,642

February

15,664

5,874

21,538

March

20,470

5,696

26,166

April

28,182

1,647

29,829

May

27,084

3,660

30,744

June

27,267

2,745

30,012

July

32,025

9,882

41,907

August

39,345

9,515

48,860

September

38,613

11,712

50,325

October

27,267

17,385

44,652

November

13,908

10,980

24,888

Total

320,733

94,938

415,671