HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 c325W
Tim Loughton

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many senior civil servants in his Department are disabled, expressed in(a) numbers and (b) as a percentage of whole-time equivalents. [144985]

Mr. Goodman

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what progress has been made in meeting targets for the proportion of people with disabilities in senior posts in his Department. [145996]

Yvette Cooper

Statistical information about senior civil servants with disabilities is available on the Civil Service Statistics website at http://www.civil-service. gov.uk/statistics/documents/pdf disability-oct03.pdf

As there are less than five members of the senior civil service in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister with a disability, the actual number is not published in order to protect the privacy of individuals in line with exemption 12 of the "Code of Practice on Access to Government Information".