HC Deb 21 May 2002 vol 386 cc217-8W
Mr. Heald

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many days of sick leave were taken in his Department last year; how many related to employees suffering(a) stress and (b) other mental health problems; and what the cost was to his Department. [56472]

Dr. Whitehead

[holding answer 14 May 2002]: The most recent figures published in the Cabinet Office "Analysis of Sickness Absence in the Civil Service" are for the calendar year 2000. For the 'Environment and Transport Group', the average working days absence per staff year was 9.0 days compared with a civil service average of 9.9 days. The total number of days lost was 142,853.

The Department does not have details of days lost and associated cost for stress or other mental health problems.

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