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Railways: Females

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 173138, tabled on 22 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to collect information on the representation of women in (a) train driver, (b) train conductor, (c) senior roles and (d) the rail sector.

Answered on

29 March 2021

As outlined in my answer to question 165645 we have included requirements for train operating companies within the Emergency Recovery Measure Agreements to provide the Department with diversity data across a range of characteristics, including gender comparisons.

The Department is committed to ensuring that the transport workforce better reflects our diverse society.

The government intends to publish a White Paper with details of its plans for rail reform, including its consideration of diversity within the rail workforce, when the course of the pandemic becomes clearer.