Departmental Equality

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander Liberal Democrat, Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress his Department has made towards the equality targets set out in its annual report 2007, page 79.

Photo of Anne McGuire Anne McGuire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The information is set out in the following tables.

Ethnic minority representation by grade (March 2008)
Percentage
Grade March 2006 June 2006 March 2007 March 2008 Target March 2008
Senior civil service 3.4 3.9 3.4 4.5 5.0
Grades 6 and 7/Bands G and F 2.87 2.9 3.7 3.9 4.0
SEO/Band E 3.7 3.6 4.0 3.7 4.0
HEO/Band D 5.0 5.1 5.6 6.1 5.5
EO/Band C 9.1 9.2 9.2 10.0 (1)
AO/Band B 10.8 11.0 11.0 11.6 (1)
AA/Band A 10.5 11.0 11.0 10.5 (1)
(1) None.

Note:

Staff without declared ethnicity excluded

Disability: staff in post (March 2008)
Percentage
Grade March 2006 June 2006 March 2007 March 2008 Target March 2008
Senior civil service 3.3 2.7 2.4 2.8 6.0
Grades 6, 7 and SEO/Bands G, F and E 4.2 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0
HEO and EO/Bands D and C 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.4 7.0
AO and AA/Bands B and A 4.6 4.5 4.7 4.9 6.0
All 5.3 5.5 5.4 5.5 (1)
(1) None.

Note:

Staff without declared disability status excluded

Gender: Women in post (March 2008)
Percentage
Grade March 2006 June 2006 March 2007 March 2008 Target March 2008
Senior civil service pay band 2 and above 24.5 19.7 22.7 21.4 30
All senior civil service 33.5 32.7 35.3 35.3 39
Grade 6/Band G 39.6 41.4 41.3 42.6 45
Grade 7/Band F 44.6 44.0 43.6 44.7 45
SEO/Band E 51.6 52.0 52.8 53.4 (1)
HEO/Band D 24.5 19.7 22.7 21.4 30
EO/Band C 33.5 32.7 35.3 35.3 39
AO/Band B 39.6 41.4 41.3 42.6 45
AA/Band A 44.6 44.0 43.6 44.7 45
All 51.6 52.0 52.8 53.4 (1)
(1) None.

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