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Government Departments: Staff Absence

Volume 711: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what the rates of staff (a) absence, and (b) sickness absence, were at (1) the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and (2) each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies, in each of the last three years; and what the targets for the department were in each case. [HL3240]

It is not possible to provide rates of staff absence as arrangements for absence such as annual leave, maternity leave, and training are agreed locally between line managers and their staff. Asking each individual line manager in the department for details would incur disproportionate cost.

DECC was created on 3 October 2008 and at this time there is no published data on sick absence data for this department.