Defence Equipment & Support and Submarine Delivery Agency: Equality

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 5 March 2024.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff in (a) Defence Equipment & Support and (b) the Submarine Delivery Agency have job titles which include the words (i) equality, (ii) diversity, (iii) inclusion, (iv) gender, (v) LGBT and (vi) race.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Staff employed by Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) and the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) have both a Success Profile and an Email Tally. Success Profiles provide outlines of roles, key responsibilities and formal qualifications needed, as well as required technical competences and behaviours, which are aligned to wider Civil Service behaviours. No DE&S or SDA Success Profile includes the words 'equality', 'diversity', 'inclusion', 'gender', 'LGBT' or 'race'.

Email Tallies are short summaries of an individual's current team and role which appear after their name in the Ministry of Defence's Global Address List. While staff will be formally assigned to a Success Profile on joining either DE&S or SDA, Email Tallies may be amended to reflect changes to the nature of an individual's role over time.

In total fewer than 15 members of staff across DE&S and SDA have Email Tallies that include either the word 'diversity' and/or the word 'inclusion', or abbreviations thereof. No Email Tallies in either DE&S or SDA include the words 'equality', 'gender', 'LGBT' or 'race'.

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