To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of days of sick leave taken by staff in his Department for mental health reasons in each year since 2010.
2018 (up until 30 June*): 1,764
* It is standard practice to report a year's worth of sickness absence data on a quarterly basis (in arrears). Our last quarterly reporting period was until June 2018.
The figures above relate to FCO UK-based staff only, and do not include local staff employed by missions overseas, for whom records are not held centrally.
"Mental health" includes any absence recorded in the categories of depression, mental illness and stress.