Departmental Sick Leave

Duchy of Lancaster written question – answered on 7th October 2008.

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

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

(1) 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;

(2) how many staff in his Department have had five or more periods of sickness absence of less than five days in two or more of the last five years.

Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The incidence of Cabinet Office reported periods of staff sickness absence and headcount vary during each year. The number of staff with periods of sickness absence of less than five days in each of the last three years are detailed in the following table and are expressed as percentages of the Department's average annual headcounts.

Five or more of less than five days Percentage Four of less than five days Percentage Three of less than five days Percentage Two of less than five days Percentage
2007 49 3.5 29 2.1 75 5.4 129 9.3
2006 67 4.1 42 2.6 76 4.6 157 9.5
2005 51 2.8 52 2.9 102 5.6 206 11.3

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