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S5W-09115: Claudia Beamish (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 2 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-08876 by Derek Mackay on 28 April 2017, how many of (a) its and (b) its agencies' staff have made a request to take carers leave in each year since 2011 and how many requests were granted, also broken down by the number of days taken.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 11 May 2017

Year1

Organisation

Number of employees

Number of Days Taken

2011

Agencies/NDPBS/OtherBodies

16

41

 

SG Core

45

78

2012

Agencies/NDPBS/OtherBodies

14

36

 

SG Core

39

80.5

2013

Agencies/NDPBS/OtherBodies

21

38

 

SG Core

57

204.5

2014

Agencies/NDPBS/OtherBodies

38

97

 

SG Core

59

141

2015

Agencies/NDPBS/OtherBodies

23

59.5

 

SG Core

59

116.5

2016

Agencies/NDPBS/OtherBodies

31

64.5

 

SG Core

86

152.5

2017

Agencies/NDPBS/OtherBodies

16

31

 

SG Core

46

77

Table 1. The number of directly employed staff taking cares leave in each year since 2011 and the total number of days.

Table 1 shows the number of staff taking carers leave.

We use our E-HR system to capture data on staff taking carers leave. This system captures data after the leave has been approved, it does not capture requests.