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5 Feb 2008 : Column 5MC

Ministerial Corrections

Tuesday 5 February 2008

Work and Pensions

Departmental Sick Leave

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last five years. [163693]

[Official Report, 12 December 2007; Vol. 469, c. 601-02W.]


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Letter of correction from Anne McGuire:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Upper Bann on 12 December 2007, Official Report, columns 601-02W. The correct answer should have been:

Mrs. McGuire: The Department introduced a new personnel computer system incrementally from November 2006, being fully implemented by April 2007. The following information reflects data recorded on that system for the number of staff dismissed because of their attendance record on grounds of sickness. Information is not available from this system prior to April 2007.

Financial year Number of staff disciplined for unsatisfactory attendance Number of staff dismissed for unsatisfactory attendance

2007-08 (to 15 November 2007)

4,018

575



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