Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Senior Civil Servants

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 3rd November 2015.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of senior civil servants from his Department are from a lower socio-economic background.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Information on the socio-economic background of all our staff is not centrally held and to compile it would incur disproportionate cost.

The FCO takes part in a number of schemes to encourage applicants from a lower socio-economic background.

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