Essex Police: Sick Leave

Home Department written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many days sickness absence were recorded in Essex police force (a) in total and (b) per officer in each of the last three years for which information is available; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Nick Herbert Nick Herbert The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

The information collected by the Home Office is in terms of contracted hours lost to sickness. These data are provided within the table, together with hours per officer for Essex police officers, in the three years to 2010-11.

Number of contracted hours lost to sickness and contracted hours lost to sickness per officer, for Essex police officers, 2008-09 to 2010-11(1)(, 2)
  Number of contracted hours lost to sickness Number of police officers Number of contracted hours lost to sickness per officer
2008-09 246,184 3,484 71
2009-10 234,760 3,606 65
2010-11 153,840 3,577 43
(1) Data are provisional and have not been verified by forces. 2. Short-term sick leave is any period of seven calendar days or less, medium-term is any period of between eight and 28 days, long-term sick leave is any period of more than 28 days.

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