Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sikhs

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 31st 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Sikhs are employed in his Department; and whether they are recorded as (a) an ethnic or (b) a religious group.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has 24 people who have recorded themselves as Sikh. As the recording of such diversity information is voluntary this may not represent the full picture of people working in BEIS.

This data is recorded as a “Religion or Belief”.

These numbers represent those who have completed their ethnicity data on our management systems. There are a number of staff who have not yet completed it, therefore these numbers are not 100% of all staff at BEIS. This information does not include catering and cleaning staff as they are contracted and their data sits with their employer.

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