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Departmental Equality

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department met the Civil Service diversity targets set out on page 51 of Cabinet Office Annual Report 2007 by April 2008. (204702)

The final measurement against the targets will be collated and officially published by Cabinet Office in autumn 2008.

The Department for Communities and Local Government intends to report that it exceeded all the cross-Government targets set by the 10 Point Diversity Plan. The following table shows our recorded data for the senior civil service as at 31 March 2008.

Percentage

SCS Group

Cross-Government targets

Result at 31 March 2008

Women in SCS

37

41.3

Women in top management posts

30

33.3

BME staff1

4

4.8

Staff with Disabilities1

3.2

4.7

1 These results are not based on all SCS staff, but on the 77 per cent. of SCS staff who have provided information to personnel information management system (PIMS), which can be updated by staff at any time.