Health written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of staff recruited to his Department since 5 May 2010 identified their ethnicity as (a) white British and (b) from a minority ethnic background.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The proportions by ethnicity of the 378 civil servants recruited to the Department since 5 May 2010 are presented in the following table.

Ethnicity Headcount Proportion of total (percentage)
White—British 176 47
Black and Minority Ethnic 44 12
White—Irish 9 2
White—Any other White background 35 9
None given 89 24
Unknown 25 7

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