HC Deb 31 March 1994 vol 240 cc906-7W
Mr. Janner

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many, and what percentage of officers in each of grades 1 to 7 and overall in her Department are(a) women, (b) from ethnic minorities or (c) disabled, respectively.

Mr. Jack

The information for MAFF and its executive agencies is as follows:

Grade equivalent Women From ethnic minorities Registered disabled people
Number Percentage of total staff Number of respondents to questionnaire Percentage total of all respondents to questionnaire Number Percentage of total staff
2 1 16.7 1 16.7
3 1 4.0
5 10 8.6 1 0.9 1 0.9
6 13 8.3
7 150 16.3 15 1.7 2 0.2
All staff 4,857 46.0 426 4.4 159 1.6


1.Figures for women and ethnic minorities are on a "head-count" basis and cover non-industrial staff as at 1 April 1993. The ethnic minority figures derive from a voluntary ethnic questionnaire and the response race on that date was 94 per cent.

2.Figures for women exclude 11 officers on loan or seconded to other Government Departments.

3.Figures for registered disabled persons are on a full-time equivalent basis and cover non-industrial and industrial staff as at 1 July 1993. The figures do not include staff with disabilities who have chosen not to register as disabled.

4. All figures exclude casuals or seasonal staff.