To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how much the Government Equalities Office has spent (a) in total and (b) on staff costs on promoting equality and diversity in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and how many people are employed by the Government Equalities Office for this purpose.
The expenditure of the Government Equalities Office has fallen over the last three years from £83 million to £69 million. The detail is shown in the following table:
|Other administration costs||1,212||2,701||2,863|
|Grant in aid to NDPBs||77,047||59,264||55,049|
| Note: |
The Government Equalities Office grant to NDPBs includes an element related to Human Rights.
For 2010-11 the Government Equalities Office contributed £9 million to deficit reduction.
All of the Government Equalities Office staff is employed on promoting equality and diversity.