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Departments: Manpower

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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. (143898)

The available information is set out in the following tables.

Figures given are for FTE staff joining in the preceding year, who on the 31 March, were in post in the categories shown. In some cases movement between other Government Departments or other categories of employment other than recruitment may be included. It is not possible to exclude these except at disproportionate cost.

Central Home Office including Border and Immigration Agency1

Temporary

Permanent

2006-072

(a) part-time

(b), full-time

(c) part-time

(d) full-time

(i) male

24

146

35

948

(ii) female

48

157

125

957

(iii) disabled3

0

1-44

1-4

10

(iv) aged 55 years or over.

6

10

6

86

2005-06

(i) male

5

135

25

979

(ii) female

18

152

139

1062

[iii) disabled

0

0

1-44

(iv) aged 55 years or over

9

21

156

2004-05

(i) male

10

108

38

1,012

(ii) female

16

341

113

980

(iii) disabled

0

1-4

1-4

39

(iv) aged 55 years or over

1-4

13

16

171

Notes:1 Border and Immigration Agency moved to Agency status on 9 May 2007, previous to this it was Immigration and Nationality Directorate. 2 Figures have been taken from the Home Office personnel system Adelphi as at 31 March 2005, 2006, 2007. Non-active staff have been excluded. Temporary staff here excludes agency workers and contractors. 3 The Home Office does not store disability information on the basis of 'registered disability' figures are for self-declared disabled status. 4 Where staff numbers are less than five, it is not Home Office policy to disclose them.

Prison Service

Temporary

Permanent

2006-07

(a) part-time

(b) full-time

(c) part-time

(d) full-time

(i) male

19

596

54

2,295

(ii) female

94

602

234

1,871

(iii) disabled3

4

20

9

55

(iv) aged 55 years or over.

15

107

45

222

2005-06

(i) male

19

658

54

2,197

(ii) female

103

582

214

1,833

(iii) disabled

2

20

5

40

(iv) aged 55 years or over

17

82

44

192

2004-05

9i) male

18

571

50

2,222

(ii) female

80

462

306

1,947

(iii) disabled

0

12

8

64

(iv) aged 55 years or over

12

68

54

210

1 The Home Office does not store disability information on the basis of 'registered disability' figures are for self-declared disabled status.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of staff in his Department are (a) male, (b) female, (c) registered disabled and (d) aged 55 or over. (143915)

The department publishes annual Diversity and Equal Opportunity Monitoring Reports that includes comprehensive employment data on gender, disability and age. These can be accessed through the following link:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/about-us/publications/staff-equality-targets/