Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 1st March 2005.

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Photo of Ian Gibson Ian Gibson Labour, Norwich North

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what policies her Department has in place for supporting employees with cancer.

Photo of Richard Caborn Richard Caborn Minister of State (Sport and Tourism), Department for Culture, Media & Sport

The Department for Culture Media and Sport has a range of polices in place to support staff with medical conditions. These include occupational health advice on reasonable adjustments to allow staff to continue working where appropriate; support and advice from the DCMS Staff Counsellor; a range of flexible working provisions, including flexitime, part-time working, homeworking and paid/unpaid special leave; and six months fully paid sickness absence, followed by six months on half pay, up to a maximum of 12 months.

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