Department for International Development: Sick Leave:Written question - 121097

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Asked by Tom Brake
(Carshalton and Wallington)
Asked on: 05 January 2018
Department for International Development
Department for International Development: Sick Leave
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many and what proportion of officials in her Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last year; and what proportion of total sick leave in her Department that leave was.
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Answered by: Harriett Baldwin
Answered on: 12 January 2018

In the period January to December 2017, 68 DFID employees declared a sick absence with the reasons of stress, anxiety and/or depression. The total sick leave absence equates to 2.6% of DFID’s overall employer complement and 17.6% of DFID’s total sick absence.

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