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To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff in her 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.
The attached table refers to the Core Department only and does not include non-ministerial departments. The declaration rate for religion is 68% so this does not reflect the department as a whole. The breakdown of staff who have reported their religion as Islam by grade and ethnicity declaration is as follows (figures have been suppressed when fewer than 5 individuals are part of a group).
The Civil Service Workforce Plan 2016-2020 set out the ambition to be the UK’s most inclusive employer. To deliver this objective the Government published “A Brilliant Civil Service: becoming the UK’s most inclusive employer” in October 2017, which committed to focusing on faith and belief as part of our wider approach to inclusion.