HC Deb 22 February 1937 vol 320 cc1632-3
31. Mr. Viant

asked the Postmaster-General the number of employés in the Money Order Department who were absent through illness, and the average duration of such illness, for the years 1934, 1935, and 1936, and the number of employés employed for each of the aforementioned years?

Sir W. Womersley

As the information asked for contains a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Thorne

Will the information give the number of employés who have received six months' sick pay and those who have received half pay?

Sir W. Womersley

The information will show how many have been absent and the number of days of sick absence, which is what the hon. Member who put the question asked.

Following is the information:
Year Number of employes. Number who were absent at any time during the year on sick leave. Average sick absence per person employed (in days).
1934 2,926 2,186 10.2
1935 2,768 2,129 11.1
1936 2,734 2,155 11.3