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Disabled Staff

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disabled staff his Department has employed in each year since 2000. (79934)

The information is contained in the table.

The information is representative of the disabled status as voluntarily declared by individual members of staff. Not all staff who are registered disabled declare themselves as such for departmental records, and the true figure may be higher than the figures shown.

These figures represent a snapshot of the Staff in Post on 1 April for each year shown and the proportion of disabled staff. The Department for Work and Pensions was created in July 2001, and figures prior to 2002 were unobtainable.

Table 1: Number and proportion of disabled staff in DWP

Staff in post

Staff in post with a declared disability

Percentage of staff in post with a declared disability

2006

127,795

6,429

5.25

2005

134,494

6,896

5.13

2004

142,675

7,094

5.38

2003

139,906

7,485

5.76

2002

138,578

7,941

5.99