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Departmental Recruitment

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what data her Department holds on the level of diversity in its recruitment of employees in each of the last three years. (290511)

The level of diversity among people who have joined the Department for Work and Pensions in each of the last three years is as follows:

Percentage

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Ethnic Minority

10.4

13.4

13.3

White

89.6

86.6

86.7

Disabled

7.1

12.8

9.1

Non-disabled

92.9

87.2

90.9

Women

60.7

59.7

60.4

Men

39.3

40.3

39.6