Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sick Leave

Foreign and Commonwealth Office 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last year; and what proportion of total sick leave in his Department that leave was.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

From 1 January to 31 December​ 2017, 48 members of FCO UK-based staff recorded stress as a reason for sickness absence. This equates to 1% of the total UK-based headcount figure as of 31 December 2017 (4,521); and to 9.5% of the total recorded sickness absence in 2017.

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