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Departmental Staff

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed since April 2005 in (i) his Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which he has responsibility is recorded as disabled. (92182)

The Cabinet Office publishes statistics on staffing facts and figures across the civil service. The Civil Service Statistics 2005 report includes details of the number of staff by disability status.

Records for the Department of Transport and its agencies indicate the following:

Total staff

Recorded as disabled

Percentage disabled

Percentage of new staff employed since April 2005 recorded as disabled

DfT(C) exc. agencies

1,990

50

2.5

0.82

DVLA

6,770

520

7.6

2.24

DSA

2,670

90

3.5

1.27

HA

2,150

90

4.1

1.3

MCA

1,210

100

8.2

0.6

VCA

110

1

1

1

VOSA

2,720

20

0.8

0.63

GCDA

290

10

3.4

0

Total

17,910

880

5.0

1.3

1 Numbers less than five have been suppressed.

The figures provided in the table have been taken from two different sources. Figures in columns one to three have been extracted from the CSS 2005 report and figures in column four have been extracted from internal departmental recording systems.

It should be noted that there is no requirement for staff to register as disabled. Information supplied about disabilities is on a voluntary basis so the above figures may not reflect the true picture.