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Volume 164: debated on Friday 12 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) if he will give details of the religious composition of the successful applicants for posts offered by the Department of the Environment, at each grade level in the (a) supervisory, (b) craft and (c) the non-craft grade groups of the industrial staff and: (i) the general service and (ii) the scientific grade groups of the non-industrial staff; and if he will give comparable figures for each year since 1983;(2) if he will give details of the religious denomination of all applicants for posts offered by the Department of the

Department of the Environment industrial staff recruitment: October 1988 (first available date) to December 1989
ProtestantRoman CatholicNot knownTotal
NumberPercentageNumberPercentageNumberPercentageNumberPercentage
Supervisory, craft and non-craft
Applicants62854·245138·9796·81,158100
Appointments10655·87539·594·7190100
Department of the Environment scientific group recruitment
YearGrade levelProtestantApplications Roman CatholicNot knownTotalAppointments total
1985
1986C332617762
1987D311518643
1988E1085891752
1989
Information about successful applicants is not provided because the numbers appointed were so small that it could serve to identify the religious affiliation of individuals.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will give details of the religious denomination of the members of the directorate of (a) the planning service, (b) the roads service, and (c) the water service; and if he will give comparable details for each year for 1983 to 1988 respectively.

[holding answer 7 December 1989]: Equal opportunities monitoring in the Northern Ireland Civil Service began in 1985 when staff were asked

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish a table in the Official Report to show (a) the number of vehicles which cross the Roe bridge at Limavady, and (b) the number of vehicles which cross the Roe bridge at Dungiven, each day and the number of such vehicles which are believed to be heavy commercial vehicles, and also the highest and lowest hourly traffic flows.

[holding answer 9 January 1990]: The information is as follows:Environment, at each grade level in

(a) the supervisory, (b) the craft and (c) the non-craft grade groups of the industrial staff, and (i) the general service and (ii) the scientific grade groups of the non-industrial staff; and if he will give comparable figures for each year since 1983.

[holding answer 7 December 1989]: Equal opportunities monitoring in the Northern Ireland Civil Service began in 1985 when staff were asked to complete, on a voluntary basis, a confidential questionnaire about their schooling background. From this information the religious affiliation of staff was determined.The statistics available are as follows:to complete, on a voluntary basis, a confidential questionnaire about their schooling background. From this information the religious affiliation of staff was determined.The statistics available are as follows:

DOE Roads, Water and Town and Country Planning Services Directorates Total number of staff in the three directorates at 1 January 1989
Number
Roads4
Water4
Town and Country Planning3
11

With such small numbers further disaggregation could only serve to identify the religious affiliation of individual officers.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will give details of the religious composition of the staff of the Department of the Environment for each grade and level in (a) the supervisory, (b) the craft and (c) the non-craft grade group of the industrial staff; and if he will give comparable figures for each year since 1983.

DOE industrial staff—by grade level
ProtestantRoman CatholicNot knownTotal
Grade levelNumberPercent.NumberPercent.NumberPercent.NumberPercent.
1. At 2 April 1987 (first available date)
Supervisory14443·411534·67322·0332100
Craft24850·111423·013326·9495100
Non-Craft1,34243·91,00732·970923·23,058100
2. At 1 Janaury 1988
Supervisory14443·411534·67322·0332100
Craft25650·211422·414027·5510100
Non-Craft1,36343·61,02632·873923·63,128100
3. 1 January 1989
Supervisory14344·810833·96421·3319100
Craft24350·510521·813327·7481100
Non-Craft1,26042·696332·673324·82,956100

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will give details of the religious composition of the staff of the Department of the Environment, for each grade level in (a) the general service and (b) the scientific grade groups of the non-industrial staff; and if he will give comparable figures for each year since 1983.

[holding answer 7 December 1989]: Equal opportunities monitoring in the Northern Ireland Civil Service began in 1985 when staff were asked to complete, on a voluntary basis, a confidential questionnaire about their schooling background. From this information the religious affiliation of staff was determined.The statistics available are as follows:

[holding answer 7 December 1989]: Equal opportunities monitoring in the Northern Ireland Civil Service began in 1985 when staff were asked to complete, on a voluntary basis, a confidential questionnaire about their schooling background. From this information the religious affiliation of staff was determined.The statistics available are as follows:

Department of the Environment non-industrial staff at 1 January 1985

1. General Service Group by Grade Level

Protestant

Roman Catholic

Not known

Total

Grade level1

Number

Percent.

Number

Percent.

Number

Percent.

Number

Percent.

A and B6082·21115·122·773100
C7672·42120·087·6105100
D11774·12616·5159·5158100
E15373·24622·0104·8209100
F16761·47828·7279·9272100
G45850·538942·9606·6907100
H20743·725453·6132·7474100
Totals1,23856·382537·51356·12,198100

2. Scientific Group by Grade Level

Protestant

Roman Catholic

Not known

Total

Grade level

1

Number

Percent.

Number

Percent.

Number

Percent.

Number

Percent.

Totals3670·61223·535·951100

1 Defined in Third Report of the Equal Opportunities Unit.

Department of the Environment non-industrial staff at 1 January 1986

Protestant

Roman Catholic

Not known

Total

Grade level

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

1. General service group by grade level
A and B6582·31215·222·579100
C7572·82019·487·8103100
D12472·93118·2158·8170100
E15372·74822·6115·2212100
F16557·99533·3258·8285100
G46349·342·445·2525·5939100
H22845·126352·1142·8505100
Totals1,27355·589338·91275·52,293100
2. Scientific group by grade level
Totals3561·41322·8915·857100

Department of the Environment non-industrial staff at 1 January 1987

Protestant

Roman Catholic

Not known

Total

Grade level

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

1. General service group by grade level
A and B6483·11114·322·677100
C8173·62119·187·3110100
D11571·93018·8159·4160100
E14468·66525·7125·7210100
F16255·910636·6227·6290100
G46848·345046·5505·2968100
H22944·926552·0163·1510100
Totals1,26354·393740·31255·42,325100
2. Scientific group by grade level
Totals3562·11424·1813·858100

DOE Non-Industrial Staff at 1 January 1988

1. General Services Group by Grade Level

Protestant

Roman Catholic

Not known

Total

Grade level

Number

Percent.

Number

Percent.

Number

Percent.

Number

Percent.

A and B6380·81215·433·878100
C8074·82018·776·5107100
D12871·53620·1158·4179100
E14265·76128·2136·0216100
F15554·611139·1186·3284100
G47748·845046·1505·1977100
H23845027752·4142·6529100
Totals1,28354·196740·81205·12,370100

2. Scientific Group by Grade Level

Grade Level

Protestant

Roman Catholic

Not known

Total

Number

Percent.

Number

Percent.

Number

Percent.

Number

Percent.

Totals3663·21322·8814·057100

DOE Non-Industrial Staff at 1 January 1989

1. General Services Group by Grade Level

Grade Level

Protestant

Roman Catholic

Not known

Total

Grade level

Number

Percent.

Number

Percent.

Number

Percent.

Number

Percent.

A and B6581·21215·033·880100
C7973·12220·476·5108100
D12569·44223·3137·2180100
E15364·37129·8145·9238100
F15250·813043·5175·7299100
G51250·845044·7454·51,007100
H23844·628152·6152·8534100
Totals1,32454·11,00841·21144·72,46100

2. Scientific Group by Grade Level

Grade Level

Protestant

Roman Catholic

Not known

Total

Grade level

Number

Percent.

Number

Percent.

Number

Percent.

Number

Percent.

Totals4165·11422·2812·763100