HC Deb 07 January 2003 vol 397 cc160-1W
Norman Lamb

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures have been taken to reduce sickness absence in his Department in line with Spending Review 2000 SDA Target E2.1, as described on page 33 of the HM Treasury Departmental Report 2002. [89268]

Ruth Kelly

The Treasury has taken a number of steps to manage the level of sick absence including publishing clear guidance of the responsibilities for staff and line managers, revising procedures for recording sick absence, an increased role for the Welfare Officer, closer involvement of Human Resources, and running a flu vaccination and health screening programmes for Treasury staff.