Departmental Sick Leave

Health written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow Spokesperson (Education), Shadow Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of staff in his Department have had more than two periods of sickness absence of less than five days in each of the last three years.

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

The numbers and percentages of staff in the Department who have had more than two periods of sickness of less than five days in each of the last three years are given in the following table.

Number Percentage
2007-08 344 15
2006-07 343 15
2005-06 328 13

Percentages are based on numbers of staff in post at the end of each financial year.

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