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Government Car and Despatch Agency: Manpower

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many drivers working for the Government Car and Despatch Agency in each of the last five years were (a) male and (b) female. (124612)

Drivers working for the Government Car and Despatch Agency in the last five years were as follows:

Male

Female

Total

2006-07

213

12

225

2005-06

208

10

218

2004-05

198

8

206

2003-04

210

10

220

2002-03

211

12

223

The Government Car and Despatch Agency is responsible for providing a range of transport and mail distribution services to Government and the wider public sector.

The Agency's Diversity Action Plan 2006-11, copies of which have been placed in the Libraries of the House, includes a target to increase the number of women, disabled and black minority ethnic employees by 2011.