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Scotland written question – answered on 27th October 2004.

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Photo of Mr Peter Duncan Mr Peter Duncan Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, Local and Devolved Government Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the percentage of (a) females and (b) males was among (i) initial applicants and (ii) successful candidates in each of the promotion and recruitment exercises for posts in the senior civil service and in Band C (formerly Grade 7) in the Scotland Office and the Scottish Office since 1 January 1994.

Photo of Anne McGuire Anne McGuire Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs) (Scotland)

The Scotland Office was established on 1 July 1999.

There has been no direct recruitment to the Scotland Office and most staff have been assigned on loan from the Scottish Executive. Since 1999, three promotion exercises have been commissioned, in conjunction with the Executive, to fill band C (formerly Grade 7) posts in the Scotland Office. Details of the gender split by initial and successful candidates is as follows:

Applications Successful candidates
Male Female Male Female
1999 4 3
2000 2 1 1
2002 2 1

There have been no recruitment or promotion exercises to fill senior civil service posts in the Office. All SCS posts have been filled by staff assigned on loan or secondment.

Information on promotion and recruitment of staff in the former Scottish Office prior to 1999 is not held.

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