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Disabled Staff

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of staff in (a) her Department and (b) the executive agencies for which she is responsible are disabled; and what the average salary in her (i) Department and (ii) executive agencies 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. (220176)

The information requested is not available for all staff because the declaration of disability is not mandatory: 'prefer not to say responses are available to staff.

Home Office Headquarters and its agencies are unable to provide all of the information requested without incurring a disproportionate cost1; that which is available is presented in the following table.

We are unable to provide average salary information for disabled and non-disabled staff without incurring disproportionate cost.

1 Information on the proportion of staff recorded as having a disability has been obtained from the personnel information systems as at 31 May 2008. Information is only available for the proportion of staff that have chosen to declare themselves as disabled.

Staff in the Home Office and its agencies who have declared themselves as disabled


Home Office Headquarters (HQ)


UK Border Agency


Criminal Records Bureau