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Departmental Recruitment

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what data his Department holds on the level of diversity in its recruitment of employees in each of the last three years. (290505)

Information on the diversity of Government departments, including DEFRA, is published annually and is available via the link provided at:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=2899&Pos=&ColRank=1&Rank=422

Information on the DEFRA employee diversity profile as at 31 March 2008 was published in the Diversity Workforce Monitoring Report and data for 31 March 2009 will be published later in the year.

http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/diversity/pdf/workforce-monitoring-report-2008.pdf