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Departmental Equality

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 21st 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 Northern Ireland whether his Department met the civil service diversity targets set out on page 51 of Cabinet Office Annual Report 2007 by April 2008.

Photo of Shaun Woodward Shaun Woodward The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

The following tables set out how the Northern Ireland Office has performed against the civil service diversity targets set out in page 51 of Cabinet Office Annual Report 2007 by April 2008. The Northern Ireland Office continues to work closely with Cabinet Office colleagues to achieve a diverse civil service, representative of the communities we serve.

SCS—Diversity
Percentage
Women Proportion Target Shortfall
Top management
March 2008 16.7 30 13.3
All SCS
March 2008 36.4 37 0.6
Ethnicity
March 2008 2.3 4 1.7
Disability
March 2008 0 3.2 3.2
SCS feeder grades
Percentage
Proportion Target Shortfall
Women
March 2008 45.7 47.5 1.8
Ethnicity
March 2008 0 4 4
Disability
March 2008 3.2 3.2 0

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