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Departmental Sick Leave

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many days sickness absence were taken by staff in his Department in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what the cost to his Department was of such absence. (305546)

The following table shows the number of working days lost from April 2009 to October 2009 and the cost to the Northern Ireland Office based on figures provided by Northern Ireland Statistics Research Agency.

Total number of working days lost overall

Overall cost (£)

April 2009

972.8

83,837

May 2009

920.7

77,723

June 2009

1,075.2

108,357

July 2009

916.1

93,572

August 2009

1,050.7

101,502

September 2009

1,303.4

122,897

October 2009

1,198.3

117,459