HC Deb 19 April 1995 vol 258 c171W
Mr. David Shaw

To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will list for each agency and the central Department for which she is responsible(a) the total hours of overtime worked for which payment has been made, (b) the total amount paid in overtime and (c) the total time in days and its monetary equivalent lost through sickness in each of the last three years. [19670]

Mr. Forth

Overtime worked in the Department for Education in the years 1992–93, 1993–94 and 1994–95, measured as full-time equivalent staff numbers, was 21, 31 and 32. For each of these financial years, the cost of overtime was £639,000, £694,000 and £750,000 respectively. The figures for 1994–95 are estimated.

Data on sickness are not yet available for 1994. In 1992, the amount of time lost through sickness was 20,368 days, and in 1993 20,966 days. The monetary cost of these absences is not available.