§ Denzil Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many days were lost in her Department through sickness absence in the year ending 31 March 2004. 
§ Ms Hewitt
In the year 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004, the headquarters of the Department of Trade and Industry (including Small Business Service and UK1156W Trade and Investment) lost 30,910 days due to sick absence. These figures include weekend days where absences span the weekend.
The figures can be further broken down to show that 21,184 of these days were certified and 9,726 were uncertified.