Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Public Appointments

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 13th September 2018.

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Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department holds information on the socio-economic background of people appointed to senior positions in his Department in the last five years.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

The Civil Service is currently looking at the best way to start implementing the measures published earlier in June across Government Departments, to better understand the background of people appointed in senior positions.

The Government is committed to social mobility, and we are committed to creating an organisation in which everybody can thrive.

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