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Smoking

Volume 712: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the percentage of civil servants who take time off work each year through smoking-related illnesses. [HL4567]

The Cabinet Office ensures sickness absence data can be analysed against the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) version 10. However, it is not possible to tell the percentage of civil servants who take time off work each year specifically because of smoking-related illness.