HC Deb 01 February 1995 vol 253 cc686-7W
Mr. Chidgey

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what were the absenteeism rates for(a) the Planning Inspectorate and (b) the Ordnance Survey in 1994.

Sir Paul Beresford

The provision of information on absenteeism rates in the Planning Inspectorate is the responsibility of the agency itself under its chief executive, Mr. Chris Shepley. For the Ordnance Survey this is the responsibility of its chief executive, Professor Rhind.

I have therefore asked them to reply.

Letter from C. J. Shepley to Mr. David Chidgey, dated 1 February 1995: The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the absenteeism rate for the Planning Inspectorate (PQ/940/94/95). The average number of days absent due to sickness, both certificated and uncertificated, was 8.75. This covers both Planning Inspectors and administrative staff.

Letter from David Rhind to Mr. David Chidgey, dated 27 January 1995: The Secretary of State for the Environment has asked me to reply to your Question about absenteeism in Ordnance Survey. As I intimated in my letter of 16 January, since the Occupational Health Service keeps the statistics you seek from information supplied regularly by individual departments, Ordnance Survey does not itself keep duplicate records. I am told by the Occupational Health Service that details of absenteeism rates for 1994 will be available to departments in July 1995. I regret that I cannot supply the information you have requested at this time.