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Cabinet Office: Islam

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Naseem Shah Naseem Shah Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Department reported their religion as Islam in the latest period for which figures are available; what the reported ethnicity of those staff was; and how many of those staff were employed at each grade.

Photo of Naseem Shah Naseem Shah Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Department reported their religion as Islam in the latest period for which figures are available; what the reported ethnicity of those staff was; and how many of those staff were employed at each grade.

Photo of Simon Hart Simon Hart The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

As set out in the Civil Service Workforce Plan 2016-2020, the Civil Service is an inclusive employer. The Civil Service and the Cabinet Office are committed to becoming more inclusive and it is a key pillar of the Cabinet Office People Strategy.

The tables in Annex A show the number of CO employees declaring their religion as Islam as of September 30th 2019. The second table shows what ethnicities have been declared where people have identified their religion as Islam broken down by paygrade. The second table shows how people declaring Islam as their religion have recorded their ethnicity.

Please note that due to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) we have not been able to disclose values less than 10. These have been shown as a grey square.

Please also refer to data from the Annual Civil Service Employment Survey (ACSES), which provides detail on the number of civil servants reporting their religion by department or grade but not by the two measures combined. It also provides detail on the number of civil servants from an ethnic minority background by department and grade. Latest figures are as at March 2019:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/civil-service-statistics-2019

Annex A (Word Document, 16.47 KB)

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