Civil Service: Senior Posts

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th March 2014.

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Photo of Baroness Suttie Baroness Suttie Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage women to apply for senior posts in the Civil Service.

Photo of Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

Women comprise over a third of the Senior Civil Service.

Work commissioned through the Contestable Policy Fund begins in March and will identify and help to remove the blockages faced by women when applying for senior posts.

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