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Honours: Gender and Ethnic Groups

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Labour, Barnsley East

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for Cabinet Office, what data his Department collects on the (a) gender and (b) ethnicity of honours recipients.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The Government is committed to ensuring the honours system is fully representative of UK society. Data on gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation is collected by asking recipients to complete a diversity survey. A summary of this data is published alongside each New Year and Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

The Honours Secretariat in the Cabinet Office is working with the Race Disparity Unit to improve data collection and transparency, and has published all data relating to the breakdown of ethnicities on the Ethnicity Facts and Figures on Gov.uk:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/honours-recipients-by-ethnicity

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