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Departmental Staff

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and what percentage of staff employed in his Department were registered disabled in each year since 2001. (104469)

Data on the disability status of civil servants working at the Department for Transport, for the years requested, are available on the civil service website. However, please note that the Department was not created until 2002. The latest available data are as at April 2005 and these, together with previous years' data, can be found at the following website addresses:

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

for data as at April 2005;

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/management/statistics/publications/xls/disability_apr04_4nov04.xls for data as at April 2004; and

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/management/statistics/archive/index.asp

for previous reporting periods.

Departmental records of disabled staff are solely based on voluntary declaration of disability under the Disability Discrimination Act and not connected in any way to a formal register of disability.