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AWE: Staff

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 39969, tabled on 19 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the management arrangements in place for staff in the Atomic Weapons Establishment in ensuring (a) an inclusive and diverse working environment culture, (b) that staff are not subject to any unfair discrimination and (c) that disciplinary procedures are fairly and consistently applied.

Answered on

26 July 2022

The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) has an established non-discrimination policy, underpinned by a diversity, equality and inclusion strategy, including a behavioural framework for all company employees. The AWE Board, including a Shareholder Non-Executive Director as MOD's representative, holds the AWE Executive team to account on effective and fair staff management, on behalf of the Secretary of State for Defence.