Departmental Staff

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed since April 2005 in (i) her Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which she has responsibility is recorded as disabled.

Photo of Geoff Hoon Geoff Hoon Minister of State (Europe), Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Disability status at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is declared and voluntary. In this context the figures requested are:

Proportion of staff who have declared a disability 2.9
Proportion of staff employed since April 2005 who have declared a disability 1.4

Wilton Park is our only agency. The number of staff, and the proportion of disabled employees, are both so small that disclosure would risk identifying individuals.

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