§ Mr. Janner
To ask the Prime Minister how many and what percentage of officers in each grade from 1 to 7 and overall in the Cabinet Office are(a) women, (b) from ethnic minorities and (c) disabled people.
§ The Prime Minister
[pursuant to his reply 29 March 1993, column 45]: I regret that some of the figures quoted have been found to be incorrect. The correct information is as follows.
The figures for women employed in the Cabinet Office, including its executive agencies, are as follows:565W
Grade (and equivalents) Women Total Per cent. Women 1 0 3 0 2 2 17 12 3 2 24 8 4 0 3 0 5 16 62 26 6 21 64 33 7 61 265 23 Overall 1,287 2,495 52
The ethnic monitoring programme was carried out on a voluntary basis and did not extend to the Cabinet Office's agencies. Of those who responded, 62 people chose to register as non-white. One of these is at grade 7 level.
The Cabinet Office's figures on staff with disabilities include only those who have chosen to register as disabled. Twenty-eight people are so registered. None is at grade 7 or above. The Cabinet Office employs other staff with disabilities who have chosen not to register.