HC Deb 14 April 2003 vol 403 c554W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many staff in his Department have taken time off from work in order to attend to domestic incidents, as provided for by the Employment Relations Act 1999. [108340]

Mr. Stephen Twigg

Responsibility for authorising and monitoring leave for domestic reasons is devolved to individual management units in the Department. Records are not kept centrally and details could, therefore, be provided only at disproportionate cost.