Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sikhs

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 30th January 2019.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many Sikhs are employed in his Department; and whether they are recorded as (a) an ethnic or (b) religious group.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

At the 31st December 2018, fewer than 10 civil servants in my Department were recorded as being Sikhs, as a religious group.

The Department encourages all of its employees to provide details of their personal diversity information. This action is voluntary and information is captured via employee input onto the HR system. The department’s declaration rate for religion is 67%.

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