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Departmental Equality

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) whether the Cabinet Office met the Civil Service diversity targets set out on page 51 of Cabinet Office Annual Report 2007 by April 2008; (204701)

(2) whether the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons met the Civil Service diversity targets by April 2008, as set out in the Cabinet Office Annual Report 2007, page 51.

The office of the Leader of the House of Commons forms an integral part of the Cabinet Office.

The latest published statistics against overall civil service targets were at October 2007. The statistics can be viewed on the civil service website at:

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/about/diversity/monitoring.asp

and copies have been placed in the Library of the House for the reference of Members. The final measurement against the targets will be published in autumn 2008.

The Cabinet Office's progress against these targets will be published in its departmental annual report.