§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list by sex, and by year for the last 10 years, the average number of police officer days lost for reasons of sickness in each police authority.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
The information is not available in the form which is requested. Information is available on the average number of days which were lost due to sickness for the years 1990 to 1993 and is shown in the table.339W
Forces 1990 1991 1992 1993 Wiltshire 9.1 8.2 7.4 8.5 Provincial Total 11.8 12.5 12.0 11.9 Metropolitan Police 12.7 12.7 12.9 2 England and Wales Total 12.0 12.5 12.2 9.32 1Information is based on the average strength of each force throughout each year. 2Figures for the Metropolitan Police are not yet available for 1993.