Attorney General: Carers

Attorney General written question – answered on 23rd June 2020.

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Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury), Acting Leader, Liberal Democrats, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Social Justice)

To ask the Attorney General, how many staff in her Office had caring responsibilities in each of the last five years.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis The Solicitor-General

The Annual Civil Service People Survey includes a question on caring responsibilities. The affirmative responses to this question for the Government Legal Department (GLD), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Serious Fraud Office (SFO) are listed below. The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) responses are not included due to the small number of staff and the risk of individuals being identified.

Please note that figures collected from the People Survey may not fully represent the number of carers as it is reliant on responses to the question. The CPS and SFO do not hold records of the responses to the question for all of the past five years. The CPS cannot provide data before 2018, the SFO cannot provide data before 2019 and GLD is also unable to provide data for 2018 as those data stores are no longer accessible and records were not held by the departments. Please also note that the wording of the question in 2016 and 2019 were different and the higher figures are likely due to the inclusion of childcare responsibility in those years.

Government Legal Department (GLD):

2015 – 266 out of 1,602 who responded stated they had caring responsibilities

2016 – 580 out of 1,530 who responded stated they had caring responsibilities

2017 – 300 out of 1,780 who responded stated they had caring responsibilities

2018 – No data

2019 – 482 out of 2,214 who responded stated they had caring responsibilities

Serious Fraud Office (SFO):

2015 – No data

2016 – No data

2017 – No data

2018 – No data

2019 – 84 out of 448 who responded stated they had caring responsibilities

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS):

2015 – No data

2016 – No data

2017 – No data

2018 – 1,359 out of 3,974 who responded stated they had caring responsibilities

2019 – 1,102 out of 3,720 who responded stated they had caring responsibilities

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

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