§ Mr. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if she will estimate the rates of absenteeism in her(a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies, for (i) 1995–96, (ii) 1996–97 and (iii) 1997–98 to date; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Denham
The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is set out in the table.
Days sickness absence per member of staff per year for 1995 Days sickness absence Department overall 11.8 BA 12.7 CA 12.5 CSA 13.4 ITSA 9.7 WPA 13.0 HQ inc ISBs 10.5
- 1. The table shows the number of days of sickness absence per member of staff per year. It includes overall Departmental figures, plus Agencies and Headquarters separately.
- 2. The Headquarters figure includes all non-departmental public bodies.
- 3. The figures are available in the occupational Health and Safety Agency published reports, copies of which are in the library.
- 4. 1996 figures are due to be published shortly. 1997 figures are not yet available.