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Disabled Staff

Question for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

UIN 217900, tabled on 9 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people with a disability work in his Department; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

16 December 2014

There are 226 people with a declared disability working in BIS, representing 6% of the total workforce.

In BIS it is not compulsory for individuals to declare any diversity information, although they are strongly encouraged to do so. The information provided above should be taken in this context.

BIS is committed to eliminating discrimination, promoting equality of opportunity and encouraging diversity amongst its workforce, and to treating all staff and eligible job applicants fairly.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills