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Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of staff in his Department are disabled; and what the average salary in his Department is of (a) full-time disabled staff, (b) full-time non-disabled staff, (c) part-time disabled staff and (d) part-time non-disabled staff. (220192)

In the Department, the number of employees who have declared a disability is 187 (6.9 per cent.).

Records on the numbers of disabled staff are also solely based on voluntary, self-declaration of being a disabled person as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act; and not connected in any way to a formal register of disability.

Information about average salaries is set out in the following table:


Salary (£)

Full-time disabled staff


Full-time non-disabled staff


Part-time disabled staff


Part-time non-disabled staff


The Department has no agencies.