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Departmental Equality

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 12 May 2008, Official Report, column 1370W, on departmental equality, what percentage of top management positions in his Department are held by women, what percentage of senior civil service positions are held by black and minority ethnic employees; what percentage of positions are held by black and minority ethnic employees in his Department as a whole; what percentage of senior civil service positions are held by disabled employees; and what percentage of positions are held by disabled employees in his Department as a whole. (208115)

The information requested is as follows:

The percentage of top management positions (all SCS grades) in the Department held by women is 41 per cent.

The percentage of senior civil service positions held by black and minority ethnic staff is 7 per cent.

The percentage of positions held by black and minority ethnic staff as a whole is 13 per cent.

The percentage of senior civil servants positions held by disabled staff is 3 per cent.

The percentage of positions held by disabled staff as a whole is 3 per cent.