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Departmental Equality

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department met the Civil Service diversity targets set out on page 51 of the Cabinet Office Annual Report 2007 by April 2008. (204717)

The latest published statistics against overall civil service targets were at October 2007, and are available on the civil service website at:

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

The final measurement against the targets will be published in autumn 2008.

At April 2008 the Department met three of the four civil service diversity targets:

Percentage

Target

Civil service

Department of Health1

Women in the senior civil service (SCS)

37.0

40.6

Women in top management posts (SCS2 and above)

30.0

26.9

Ethnic minority staff in the SCS

4.0

8.5

Disabled staff in the SCS

3.2

4.7

1 Including its agencies