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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many working days were lost due to mental illness in his Department in each of the last three years.
Stress is the biggest contributor to the category of ‘mental health’ illness. Whilst it affects relatively few members of staff compared to other categories for sickness absence, by its nature a significant number of working days can be lost by those with mental health illness.
The Department for Transport and its agencies have lost the following number of working days due to mental health illness in the last three financial years:
2013/14 – 27908
2014/15 – 32946
2015/16 – 28895