HL Deb 02 May 2001 vol 625 c100WA
Lord Hardy of Wath

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their estimate of the number of people in the public service who sought either early retirement or compensation on the grounds of stress in 1970 and in 2000. [HL1355]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

The Government have reported on the problems of rising ill health in the public services. TheReview of Ill Health Retirement in the Public Sector was published in July 2000 and is available in the Library. But the incidence and management of particular health issues in the workplace is a matter for each employer and detailed analyses are not collated centrally. The information requested is not available and it could only be collected across all public service employers for the year 2000 at disproportionate cost. It is not likely to be possible to collect data for the year 1970.