Department for Education: Sick Leave

Department for Education written question – answered on 18th September 2018.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Labour), Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, 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.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The number of working days taken as sick leave for mental health reasons by staff in the department, in each year since 2010, is detailed in the table below.

Calendar Year

Working days taken as sick leave for mental health reasons

2010

4202.3

2011

2733.2

2012

3650.2

2013

5136.6

2014

5835.7

2015

4151.5

2016

4607.6

2017

5648.4

2018 (to 31 Aug)

5465.6

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