Department for Exiting the European Union: Islam

Department for Exiting the European Union 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 Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, 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 James Duddridge James Duddridge Chair, High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee (Commons) , The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

DExEU is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation. We welcome staff from all backgrounds and religions. We are committed to ensuring that staff from all religions find DExEU to be a supportive and inclusive place to work which is evidenced by the work from our Religious Diversity network and Diversity & Inclusion Strategy.

Based on self-declaration rates on the Department for Exiting the European Union’s HR systems the number of staff in DExEU who declared their religion as Islam is 24.

Of these 24 staff, 16 have declared their ethnicity as Asian/Asian British. Fewer than five have declared their ethnicity in any other group.

Of the 24 staff declaring their religion as Islam, the grade breakdown is:

7 B1 (EO Equivalent)

12 B2 (HEO/ SEO Equivalent)

Fewer than five have declared their religion as Islam in any other grade.

These figures are based entirely on staff voluntarily declaring their religion and ethnicity on the Department’s HR systems.

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