§ Mr. Ian McCartney
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many days were lost in sickness in the last 12 months by employees in his Department(a) in total and (b) as a proportion of the number of days worked; and what was the cost of this absence. 
§ Mr. Norris
[holding answer 14 July 1995]: Provisional data on the number of days lost in 1994 as a result of sickness is set out in the table. Information about the cost of the absences could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Days lost Percentage of working days Central Transport Group, Transport Road Research, Laboratory, Highways Agency, Marine Safety Agency Coastguard Agency. 45,7723.07 Driving Standards Agency 23,757 6.2 Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency 46,189 5.42 Vehicle Certification Agency 363 2.12 Vehicle Inspectorate 12,123 3.64