To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many disabled people were hired by his Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available; what percentage of the overall work force these figures represented in each year; and how many disabled people left their employment in his Department over the same period.
Home Office data for 2003, 2004 and 2005 are published along with other Government Departments and are available in the Library of the House or online at the Cabinet Office website: http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/management/statistics/reports/index.asp
Figures for 2000-02 are not available without incurring disproportionate costs.
Figures for 2006 at the civil service wide level will be available from Cabinet Office in 2007.
Disability status is self-declared and voluntary.