To ask the Deputy Prime Minister
(1) how many people granted (a) temporary part-time, (b) temporary full-time, (c) permanent part-time and (d) permanent full-time contracts of employment in his Department since its establishment were (i) male, (ii) female, (iii) registered disabled and (iv) aged 55 years or over;
(2) what percentage of staff in his Department are (a) male, (b) female, (c) registered disabled and (d) aged 55 or over.
As stated in the departmental Annual Report, copies of which are available in the Library of the House, my Office employed 19.8 full-time equivalent staff. Of these, 40 per cent. were female and 60 per cent. were male. Where the information requested results in figures of less than five this is not released in order to protect the privacy of individuals.