HC Deb 17 December 2001 vol 377 c99W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many days were lost due to sickness absence by staff in her Department in each of the last four years. [22834]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The number of days lost due to sickness absence is collected, averaged to show working days lost per person per annum for each Department, and published annually by the Cabinet Office in the reports "Analysis of Sickness Absence in the Civil Service". For the Lord Chancellor's Department(including agencies), the last four published figures (in working days lost per person per annum) are as follows:

  • 1996: 10.7 days
  • 1997: 10.7 days
  • 1996: 10.7 days
  • 1999: 10.0 days.

The Department is committed to managing sick absence effectively and has set targets for reducing sickness absence in its Service Delivery Agreement (SDA).