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.
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.