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Departments: Manpower

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of staff in his Department are (a) male, (b) female, (c) registered disabled and (d) aged 55 or over. (143922)

The percentages for the staff of the Wales Office is as follows:

(a) 49 per cent. of the staff are male

(b) 51 per cent. of the staff are female

(c) 12 per cent. of staff are aged 55 or over

The Wales Office has a small number of staff with disabilities. For privacy reasons the numbers are confidential, in line with guidance issued by the Cabinet Office, which states that Departments are not required to provide figures on the number of disabled staff where it is less than five in the department.