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Equal Opportunities

Volume 210: debated on Tuesday 30 June 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many and what percentage of officers in grades, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 respectively and overall in her Department are women.

Overall, the Department employs 41,555 women who comprise 66.5 per cent. of the total staff. Information on the numbers and percentages of women in grades 1 to 7 is set out in the table.

Women in the employment department group (grades 1–7) at 1 April 1992
Grade 10 (of 2)0
Grade 2120
Grade 327.1
Grade 40(of 15)0
Grade 521.515.6
Grade 630.513.4
Grade 7151.515.6
The numbers shown are full-time equivalents i.e. part-time staff counted as 0.5 staff units.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what measurable progress has been made in improving the position of women since she became Secretary of State.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State gave him on 20 May 1992, Official Report, column 163.