Department for Work and Pensions: Ethnic Groups

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 29th July 2019.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Labour/Co-operative, Feltham and Heston

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many BAME staff are employed at (a) grade 7, (b) grade 5 and (c) grade 3 in her Department.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

DWP encourages all of its employees to provide details of their personal diversity information, however this action is voluntary and therefore we do not hold a complete picture of our workforce representation.

As at 30th June 2019, 82% of DWP’s workforce have positively shared details of their ethnicity. Details of the grades requested are:


Number of employees who have indicated they are an ethnic minority







~ In line with Office of National Statistics guidance data has been suppressed as count is less than 5 people

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