Equal Pay: Government Departments

House of Lords written question – answered on 19th May 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Shadow Minister (Community Cohesion), Communities and Local Government

To ask Her Majesty's Government what pay gaps there are in respect of gender, race and disability among employees of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.

Photo of Lord Young of Norwood Green Lord Young of Norwood Green Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Skills & Apprenticeships), Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, Lords in Waiting (Skills & Apprenticeships), HM Household, Government Whip, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills) (Skills & Apprenticeships)

Information on pay in respect of gender in the department is available from the Civil Service Statistics tables (Table 27) at www. statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_labour/CivilService_tables_2008.xls.

Information on pay in respect of race and disability among employees in the department is not available in the form requested and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. Information on earnings under race and disability in the Civil Service can be viewed in Tables 25 (median earnings by ethnicity) and 26 (median earnings by disability) in Civil Service Statistics.

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