Departmental Equality

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May Shadow Minister (Women), Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department met the Civil Service diversity targets set out on page 51 of Cabinet Office Annual Report 2007 by April 2008.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The final measurement against the targets will be collated and officially published by Cabinet Office in autumn 2008.

The Department for Communities and Local Government intends to report that it exceeded all the cross-Government targets set by the 10 Point Diversity Plan. The following table shows our recorded data for the senior civil service as at 31 March 2008.

SCS Group Cross- Government targets Result at 31 March 2008
Women in SCS 37 41.3
Women in top management posts 30 33.3
BME staff(1) 4 4.8
Staff with Disabilities(1) 3.2 4.7
(1) These results are not based on all SCS staff, but on the 77 per cent. of SCS staff who have provided information to personnel information management system (PIMS), which can be updated by staff at any time.

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