Department for Work and Pensions: Ethnic Groups

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Chris Stephens Chris Stephens Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Fair Work and Employment)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of staff who applied for promotion within her Department from 1 September 2018 to 1 September 2019 and who identified as (a) BAME and (b) White were successful by each grade in her Department.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Departmental recruitment and promotion exercises are delivered through the Government Recruitment Service (GRS) which is part of Cabinet Office, therefore the Department does not hold the information you have requested of those staff that have applied on promotion or those who have been successfully promoted. The Department is committed to increasing its diversity and inclusivity and does receive and analyse recruitment statistics information from GRS but this data does not distinguish between internal and external candidates.

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