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Department for Education: Sick Leave

Question for Department for Education

UIN 138431, tabled on 26 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of his Department's staff have had days off sick because of mental illness or stress in each of the last three years; and how many days off that amounted to in each of those years.

Answered on

1 May 2018

The table below shows what proportion of the department’s staff that have had days lost due to mental illness or stress.

1 January – 31 December

Working days lost due to mental illness/stress

Number of staff absent

Percentage of all staff employed in period

2015

4471

175

4%

2016

4916

159

3%

2017

5617

235

4%

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