§ Mr. Janner
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many, and what percentage of officers in each of grades 1 to 7 and overall, in his Department are(a) women, (b) from ethnic minorities and (c) disabled, respectively.
§ Mr. Aitken
The number of women, disabled and ethnic minority staff in grade levels 1 to 7, and overall, are given in the table. These figures exclude casual staff and our executive agencies, the Defence Research Agency and the Meteorological Office. I have asked the chief executives to write to the hon. and learned Member.
The figures below give the information for the Meteorological Office, as requested in your recent Parliament Question:
In his written reply to your Parliamentary Question on the numbers of women, people from ethnic minorities and disabled people working in MOD, the Secretary of State for Defence informed you that I would be replying directly to you in respect of the Defence Research Agency. The information you request is as follows:143W
Grade Registered disabled1 Percentage of staff in grade Non-registered disabled1 Percentage of staff in grade Ethnic minority2 Percentage of staff in grade Women Percentage of staff in grade 5 — — 1 2.5 — — 1 2.5 6 — — 7 3.2 — — 3 1.6 7 — — 24 2.7 14 1.6 35 4.0 TOTAL NON-INDUSTRIAL 53 0.7 187 2.5 108 1.4 2,054 27.5 1 Based on responses to voluntary disability surveys. 2 Based on responses to voluntary ethnic origin surveys.
Statistics on the 1,878 Industrial staff cannot be obtained without disproportionate cost and administrative effort.