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Departmental Recruitment

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of DfT(C)’s staff recorded as being (a) from an ethnic minority and (b) white (i) applied for and (ii) obtained posts within DfT(C) on promotion in each year since DfT(C)’s formation. (244455)

The Department for Transport (Central) recorded the following percentage of (ii) obtained posts on promotion for staff from an (a) ethnic minority and (b) white origin:

Financial year

Ethnicity

Percentage of staff promoted within ethnic group

2002-03

Ethnic minority

4.25

White

4.60

2003-04

Ethnic minority

6.61

White

8.47

2004-05

Ethnic minority

5.34

White

6.56

2005-06

Ethnic minority

10.75

White

7.10

2006-07

Ethnic minority

6.30

White

8.04

2007-08

Ethnic minority

10.51

White

7.07

Details of (i) applications for such positions can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff of each grade recorded as being (a) from an ethnic minority, (b) white and (c) of unknown or undeclared ethnicity transferred into DfT(C) from other parts of his Department or other Government Departments in the last two years. (244456)

154 people have transferred in to the Department for Transport (Central) from other parts of his Department or other Government Departments during the last two financial years (2006-07 and 2007-08) as shown in the following table:

Grade

Ethnicity

Number directly recruited from other Government Departments

PB1

Ethnic minority

0

White

0

Unknown/undeclared

0

PB2

Ethnic minority

1

White

5

Unknown/undeclared

6

PB3

Ethnic minority

4

White

5

Unknown/undeclared

9

PB4

Ethnic minority

6

White

25

Unknown/undeclared

15

PB5

Ethnic minority

2

White

10

Unknown/undeclared

1

PB6

Ethnic minority

2

White

23

Unknown/undeclared

16

PB7

Ethnic minority

2

White

3

Unknown/undeclared

5

SCSPB1

Ethnic minority

0

White

13

Unknown/undeclared

0

SCSPB2

Ethnic minority

0

White

0

Unknown/undeclared

0

SCSPB3

Ethnic minority

0

White

1

Unknown/undeclared

0

Total

Ethnic minority

17

White

85

Unknown/undeclared

52

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff of each grade recorded as being (a) from an ethnic minority, (b) white and (c) of unknown or undeclared ethnicity were directly recruited into DfT(C) from outside the Civil Service in the last two years. (244457)

The Department for Transport (Central) has recruited 175 staff from outside the civil service during the last two financial years (2006-07 and 2007-08), as shown in the following table:

Grade

Ethnicity

Number directly recruited from outside the civil service

PB1

Ethnic Minority

0

White

0

Unknown/Undeclared

0

PB2

Ethnic Minority

0

White

3

Unknown/Undeclared

11

PB3

Ethnic Minority

7

White

4

Unknown/Undeclared

2

PB4

Ethnic Minority

4

White

47

Unknown/Undeclared

26

PB5

Ethnic Minority

1

White

11

Unknown/Undeclared

4

PB6

Ethnic Minority

2

White

22

Unknown/Undeclared

16

PB7

Ethnic Minority

1

White

5

Unknown/Undeclared

0

SCSPB1

Ethnic Minority

0

White

3

Unknown/Undeclared

1

SCSPB2

Ethnic Minority

0

White

4

Unknown/Undeclared

1

SCSPB3

Ethnic Minority

0

White

0

Unknown/Undeclared

0

Total

Ethnic Minority

15

White

99

Unknown/Undeclared

61