Department for International Trade: Senior Civil Servants

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 6th 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 International Trade, what proportion of senior civil servants of his Department are (a) men, (b) women, (c) disabled, (d) from working-class backgrounds and (e) from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

The proportion of senior civil servants working in the Department for International Trade and the UK Export Finance in the categories requested is shown in the table below.

Category

Proportion*

Men

63.5%

Women

36.5%

Disabled

4.7%

from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds

3.7%

* as at 12 January 2017

This data is based on the self-declared information of the senior civil servants, and therefore may not be truly representative.

Data on the social background of our senior civil servants is not held centrally. To capture and analyse this would incur disproportionate costs.

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