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Departmental Equality

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information his Department holds on the (a) sex, (b) ethnicity, (c) age, (d) disability, (e) sexual orientation and (f) religion or belief of its staff; and what assessment he has made of his Department's performance against its targets relating to diversity in its workforce. (246020)

The Department for Transport holds information on the gender, ethnic origin, age and disability of the majority of its staff. Information is also recorded on sexual orientation and religion and belief although a significant proportion of staff have chosen to withhold this information.

This information, and information on the Department's performance against its targets, are published in the Department's annual report. The report is available online at: