Department for Education: Senior Civil Servants

Department for Education written question – answered on 4th March 2017.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of senior civil servants of her Department are (a) men, (b) women, (c) disabled, (d) from working-class backgrounds and (e) from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The proportion of senior civil servants at the Department for Education from the groups listed above is – (a) 45.2%, (b) 54.8%, (c) 3.7%, (e) 3.3%.

We do not hold information about (d) the proportion of senior civil servants from working-class backgrounds.

The information is also available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education/about/equality-and-diversity

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