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Departments: Manpower

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many people granted (a) temporary part-time, (b) temporary full-time, (c) permanent part-time and (d) permanent full-time contracts of employment in his Department in each of the last three years were (i) male, (ii) female, (iii) registered disabled and (iv) aged 55 years or over. (143899)

DFID employs both UK-based civil servants and staff engaged overseas on local terms and conditions of service. I have provided a breakdown of the data for the categories requested for both amalgamated groups in the following tables. Table 1 shows all contracts awarded during the years 2004-06, inclusive, broken down by gender. Table 2 shows the same breakdown across the categories for those in the over 55 age range. During the same period seven staff with registered disabilities were awarded contracts. (One temporary, six permanent—of which one was part-time).

Table 1

Perm

Full-time

Part-time

Temp

Full-time

Part-time

Total

Totals per year

2004

Male

167

167

30

29

1

197

Female

182

173

9

30

30

212

409

2005

Male

108

106

2

16

16

124

Female

97

86

1

22

22

119

243

2006

Male

83

81

2

13

12

1

96

Female

91

84

7

21

20

1

112

208

Total employees

728

132

860

860

Table 2: Age over 55

Perm

Full-time

Part-time

Temp

Full-time

Part- time

Total

Totals per year

2004

Male

5

5

4

4

9

Female

4

4

4

13

2005

Male

5

4

1

2

1

7

Female

1

1

1

8

2006

Male

3

3

1

1

4

Female

2

2

2

6

Total employees

20

7

27

27

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of staff in his Department are (a) male, (b) female, (c) registered disabled and (d) aged 55 or over. (143916)

DFID employs both UK-based civil servants and staff engaged overseas on local terms and conditions of service. The following table shows the information which is available for both groups and for DFID as a whole. Information on gender, disability and age are all provided on a voluntary basis, and is incomplete for those staff engaged locally overseas. The response rate on disability in particular is very low. The percentages quoted are therefore based upon the numbers where we do have the relevant information, and the total percentage with a disability is for only our UK-based staff.

Percentage

Male

Female

Disabled

Aged 55 +

UK-based

50

50

3

12

Locally engaged

50

50

n/a

19

Total

50

50

3

14

n/a = Not available.