MLA has police sick-leave concerns

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Lagan Valley MLA Brenda Hale has pledged to continue monitoring police sick-leave after learning it was costing the PSNI £25 million a year.

Of figures revealed in her question, as a Policing Board member, to the Chief Constable, the DUP MLA said, ‘The headline figure that sickness absence is costing the PSNI £25.1 million is very concerning, particularly in the current financial climate. At a time when the Chief Constable is highlighting the budgetary pressures that he faces, it is vital that he tackles the problem of sickness absence within the PSNI.

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