Equality and Diversity

Home Department written question – answered on 5th December 2005.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies Conservative, Monmouth

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2005, Official Report, column 1254W on equality and diversity, how much was spent on (a) compulsory diversity training in 2005, (b) launching the Development Plus programme, (c) testing for inappropriate behaviour during the 2005 senior management exercises, (d) Diversity week in each of the last three years and (e) networks supporting (i) black and ethnic minority, (ii) disabled, (iii) lesbian, gay and bisexual and (iv) transgendered and transsexual members of staff in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

Photo of Charles Clarke Charles Clarke Home Secretary

The information requested is as follows:

(a) Expenditure on compulsory diversity training in 2005
Core Home Office 198,871
IND 608,200
Prison Service (30)

(30)This information is not centrally collected.

(b) No money was spent on launching the Development Plus programme.

(c) Testing for inappropriate behaviour during the 2005 senior management assessment centres—£12,915.

(d) Cost of Diversity week
Core Home Office
2005 8,489
2004 5,668
2003 2,686
2005 22,000
2004 5,000
2003 3,000
Prison Service
2004–05 (31)
2003 (32)33,593

(31)No records were kept.

(32)This covered events in central London and prison establishments. Staff from the Core Home Office and IND were also invited to attend.

(e) The Core Home Office funds three staff support networks: The Network (set up in 1999) which supports black and ethnic minority staff; HODS (set up in 2002) which supports disabled staff; and, SPECTRUM (set up in 2003) which supports lesbian, gay bisexual and transsexual and transgender staff. Details of the networks' expenditure since their formation is shown as follows:

Staff support networks expenditure -- £000
2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05
The Network 275 420 291 418 476
HODS 62 192

14 99

The Prison Service RESECT staff support network for black and minority ethnic staff received £400,000, £453,000 and £394,000 in financial years 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05 respectively. The Prison Service GALIPS staff support network (established in July 2004) for lesbian, gay bisexual and transsexual and transgender staff received £145,000 of funding in financial years 2004–05 and 2005–06.

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