HL Deb 02 April 1998 vol 588 cc68-9WA
Lord Morris of Manchester

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What percentage of employees in each government department were disabled at the latest date for which figures are available. [HL1277]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

The proportion of disabled non-industrial civil servants by department as at 1 April 1997 is set out in the table below:

Disabled staff as a percentage of all staff at 1 April 1997 by department1
Departments %of Disabled Staff
Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service 4.5
Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 3.5
Cabinet Office (including OPS) 1.4
Charity Commission 3.8
Crown Prosecution Service 2.2
Culture, Media and Sport, Department for 1.1
Customs and Excise 2.2
Defence 3.9
Education and Employment, Department for 5.6
Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) 3.2
Environment (including Property Holdings) 1.4
Health and Safety Commission/Executive 2.9
Export Credits Guarantee Department 9.7
FCO: Diplomatic Service 2.0
Friendly Societies, Registry of 2.9
Government Actuary 3.8
Health 3.1
HM Prison Service 0.3
Home Office 2.0
Information, Central Office of 0.5
Inland Revenue 3.9
International Development, Department for 2.6
Intervention Board 8.2
Land Registry 4.2
Legal Secretariat
Lord Chancellor's Department 2.6
National Investment and Loans Office 2.7
National Savings, Department for 2.8
National Statistics, Office for 1.5
Northern Ireland Office 0.9
Office of Electricity Regulation
Office of Fair Trading 3.0
Office of Gas Supply 0.9
Office of Passenger Rail Franchising 2.9
Office of Telecommunications
Office of the National Lottery
Office of the Rail Regulator 1.7
Office of Water Services 0.6
Ordnance Survey 2.6
Privy Council Office
Public Record Office 7.2
Royal Mint 2.5
Scottish Office 1.5
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal 0.5
General Register Office-Scotland 0.9
Lord Advocate's Department
Registers of Scotland 2.9
Scottish Courts Administration
Scottish Courts Service 1.0
Scottish Prison Service 0.1
Scottish Record Office 2.4

Disabled staff as a percentage of all staff at 1 April 1997 by department1
Departments % of Disabled Staff
Security and Intelligence Services 1.1
Serious Fraud Office 1.8
Social Security 6.6
Trade and Industry 3.8
Transport 1.1
Treasury 1.0
Treasury Solicitor 6.9
Welsh Office (including OHMCIS) 3.9
Total 3.8
1 Mandate and Departmental Returns

Figures are for non industrial staff and are calculated on a head count basis.

My right honourable friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has today [Thursday, 2 April] published the Progress Report on Equal Opportunities in the Civil Service 1995–97, and the Equal Opportunities in the Civil Service Data Summary 1997.

Against a background of falling Civil Service numbers, progress continues to be made in the important field of equality of opportunity in the Civil Service. For example, the proportion of staff with disabilities now stands at 3.8 per cent.