Department for International Development: Sick Leave

Department for International Development written question – answered on 12th January 2018.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many and what proportion of officials in her Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last year; and what proportion of total sick leave in her Department that leave was.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

In the period January to December 2017, 68 DFID employees declared a sick absence with the reasons of stress, anxiety and/or depression. The total sick leave absence equates to 2.6% of DFID’s overall employer complement and 17.6% of DFID’s total sick absence.

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