§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in her Department in 2002. 
§ Dr. Howells
The Department does not maintain central records of annual leave entitlement for staff so this information could be provided only at disproportionate costs.
Staff outside the senior civil service within the Department are entitled to 25 days annual leave per year on joining the civil service and after 10 years service this is then increased to 30 days per year. Members of the senior civil service are entitled to 30 days per year.