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Departmental Recruitment

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what data his Department holds on the level of diversity in its recruitment of employees in each of the last three years. (290507)

The requested diversity information for previous years can be found in the civil service statistics tables, available from the civil service statistics website at:


The Department monitors diversity data at all stages of the recruitment process to ensure fairness at every point. The Department has a range of measures in place to encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including operating the Guaranteed Interview Scheme for people with disabilities and offering a broad range of flexible working options to all staff.