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Women and Equality

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

Departmental Sick Leave

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many staff in the (a) Government Equalities Office and (b) Equality and Human Rights Commission have had five or more periods of sickness absence of less than five days in two or more of the last three years.

[Official Report, 2 March 2010, Vol. 506, c. 1077W.]

Letter of correction from Mr. Michael Jabez Foster:

Errors have been identified in the response given to the hon. Member for Upper Bann (David Simpson) on 2 March 2010. The year stated as 2007 is incorrect. The correct year is 2008.

The original response given was as follows: (316451)

The Government Equalities Office does not hold information on sickness absence from before October 2007. Since October 2008, no staff in the Government Equalities Office have had five or more periods of sickness absence of less than five days.

Four staff in the Equality and Human Rights Commission have had five or more periods of sickness absence of less than five days in two or more of the last three years.

The correct answer should have been:

The Government Equalities Office does not hold information on sickness absence from before October 2008. Since October 2008, no staff in the Government Equalities Office have had five or more periods of sickness absence of less than five days.

Four staff in the Equality and Human Rights Commission have had five or more periods of sickness absence of less than five days in two or more of the last three years.