HC Deb 31 March 1994 vol 240 c900W
Mr. Janner

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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. Lang

The number and percentage of officers in grades 1 to 7, including grade equivalents, and overall in the Scottish Office, its executive agencies and associated departments, excluding the Scottish prison service, who were(a) women, (b) from ethnic minorities and (c) disabled, are shown below:

Number and percentage of officers who are women—position as at 1 April 1993
Grade (and equivalents) Women Percentage
3 4 16.7
4 3 16.7
5 17 12.7
6 37 18.5
7 80 17.1
All Grades (Headcount) 2,811 42.2


At April 1993, the total number of respondents to my Department's Ethnic Monitoring Survey who described themselves as belonging to an ethnic minority was 29 or 0.5 per cent. of the total number of respondents. Of that number 3 were at Grade 7 level and above.

At 1 July 1993, there were 2 registered disabled persons at Grade 6 level and one at Grade 7 level which represents 1 per cent. and 0.2 per cent. respectively of staff in these grades. There were 87 registered disabled persons (1.3 per cent.) who were recorded as employed in my Department.