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

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Photo of Susan Kramer Susan Kramer Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, International Development, Shadow Secretary of State, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many disabled people were hired by her Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available; what percentage of the overall workforce these figures represented in each year; and how many disabled people left their employment in her Department over the same period.

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

The overall percentage of staff, who had declared a disability, rose from 2.1 per cent. in 2001 to 3 per cent. in 2005. Disability status is self-declared and voluntary. The information requested is as follows:

Disabled new entrants As a percentage of workforce Disabled leavers
2005 9 0.1 12
2004 n/a n/a n/a
2003 12 0.2 n/a
2002 10 0.2 0
2001 n/a n/a n/a

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