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Departmental Sick Leave

Health written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Pete Wishart Pete Wishart Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow Spokesperson (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of working days lost by his Department's staff was attributed to stress-related conditions in the most recent year for which figures are available.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Department does not record working days lost that can be attributed to stress-related conditions. For the year ended 31 December 2007, the percentage of working days lost covered by the broader absence reason 'Mental Health - including depression, anxiety and potential stress related problems' was 16.5 per cent.

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