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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Islam

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 1st November 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, 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.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

BEIS is proud of our diversity and Inclusion policy and has a good record of employing staff from various religious background. The number of staff in BEIS who reported their religion as Islam is 90. This total is a mixture of all staff whose background is from Indian subcontinent (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan), African and European origin (English and other White background). The breakdown by grade is shown below:

Grade Breakdown of staff who declared Islam as Religion

Number of employees

Administrative Officer (AO)


Executive Office (EO)


Higher Executive Officer (HEO)


Senior Executive Officer (SEO)


Grade 7 Officer (G7)


Grade 6 Officer (G6)


Senior Civil Servant – (SCS1)


Grand Total


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