Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Equality

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 1 March 2024.

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Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Conservative, Harborough

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, how many staff in their Department have job titles that include the words (a) equality, (b) diversity, (c) inclusion, (d) gender, (e) LGBT and (f) race.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Government is auditing the cost-effectiveness of all equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) activities, through the review of EDI spending announced last June. As stated in the Autumn Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Minister for Cabinet Office will be outlining the final proposals in response to the review in due course. Information on job titles is not collected centrally in the FCDO.

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