§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many days were lost due to sickness absence in the Department in each of the last four years. 
§ Mr. Nicholas Brown
Such information as is available is in the table.
Year DSS ES 1998 1,130,000 431,158 1999 1,046,000 479,157 2000 1,082,000 405,272
Figures relate to the former Department for Social Security and the Employment Service.