To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 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.
Information about the socio-economic background of staff in my department is not held centrally and is therefore not available.
As at 31 December 2016, the proportion of Senior Civil Servants in the Department who are a) men, b) female, c) disabled & e) BAME, are as follows:
a) Men – 59% b) Female – 41% c) Disabled – *** e) BAME – ***
This response covers only those officers who have declared their diversity and to protect the confidentiality of individual employees, percentages based on 5 or fewer individuals are not reported and shown as ***.