Departmental Ethnic Minority Staff

International Development written question – answered on 13th March 2012.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many and what proportion of senior civil servants in his Department were from an ethnic minority in March (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The latest figures on the number and percentage of senior civil servants (SCS) in the Department for International Development (DFID) from a black and ethnic minority (BME) background were:

  Number Percentage
March 2010 8 11.3
March 2011 6 10

These are based on quarterly returns. The data for March 2012 will not be available until after 31 March 2012.

DFID has produced annual departmental staff reports containing this information for several years and these have been available on request.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.