Wales Office: Senior Civil Servants

Wales Office written question – answered on 2nd 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 Wales, 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 Guto Bebb Guto Bebb Government Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

The Wales Office published equal opportunities data for staff in senior civil service positions in its 2015-16 annual report. It should be noted not all staff declared their disability status or ethnicity. The Department does not hold information on socio-economic background.

Staff in Senior Civil Service positions (March 2016)

Proportion of women

20% (1)*

Proportion of men

80% (4)*

Proportion of women at Pay band 2 & above


Proportion of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME)


Proportion of Disabled staff


*Number of staff in post.

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