Older Workers

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Simon Kirby Simon Kirby Conservative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people working in his Department are over 65 years old; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Education) (Women and Equalities) , The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

As at 19 November 2014, there are 35 civil servants over 65 years old employed to work for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). We do not centrally hold details of the age of staff in the department's partner organisations, staff working in companies contracted by the department, or other non-payroll staff.

As an equal opportunities employer, BIS is committed to eliminating discrimination, promoting equality of opportunity and encouraging diversity amongst its workforce, and meeting its obligations under the Public Sector Equality Act.

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