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Work and Pensions 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 Work and Pensions 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 Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The following table shows the percentage of employees recruited to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) from 5 May 2010 to 31 December 2013 who have identified their ethnicity as (a) white British and (b) from a minority ethnic background.

  Percentage
White British 18.3
Ethnic Minority 3.5

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