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Departmental Manpower

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people aged (a) 30 to 39, (b) 40 to 49, (c) 50 to 59 and (d) 60 to 69 years have (i) applied for jobs, (ii) received interviews and (iii) gained (A) temporary and (B) permanent jobs in the Cabinet Office in 2007. (165114)

The Department does not ask for information on age or date of birth during the application process and it is not, therefore, seen by anyone involved in the decisions about whether to interview or appoint. It is, however, collected separately from applicants on the equality monitoring form.

Since January 2007, the Cabinet Office has conducted 45 external recruitment competitions. The following table provides the data on age groups for applicants and candidates invited to interview, using equality monitoring data collected for external recruitment exercises since January 2007:

Age category

Applied

Invited to interview

17-30

480

32

30-39

375

38

40-49

297

28

50-59

145

12

60-69

17

0

Information not provided

475

21

Grand total

1,789

131

The following table provides information on all external appointees for that period and age category:

Age category

Permanent

Temporary/fixed-term appointment

30-39

10

5

40-49

5

1

50-59

3

0

60-69

0

0

Other

27

13

Grand total

45

19