HL Deb 12 July 2004 vol 663 c134WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to ensure that their reforms of the Civil Service do not adversely affect the number and proportion of disabled people employed in the Civil Service or the targets promoting disability equality in the service.

Lord Bassam of Brighton:

The Government remain committed to achieving a Civil Service which is representative of the society it serves, at all levels. Departments will be expected to consider the impact on diversity in the workforce in developing their plans for reform, to ensure that specific groups of staff are not disporportionately affected.