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Departmental Staff

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed since April 2005 in his Department is recorded as disabled. (92168)

Staff in the Scotland Office are on loan from the Scottish Executive or the Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) who retain any self-declared and voluntary information on disability. The Office's recent Annual Report indicated that we have a small number of staff with disabilities but, for privacy reasons, the actual numbers are considered confidential. Further information is available through the Cabinet Office website at this link:

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/management/statistics/publications/xls/report_2005/table_p.xls

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people are employed in the Scotland Office. (94174)