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Written Question
Northern Ireland Office: Women
Wednesday 25th October 2023

Asked by: Richard Thomson (Scottish National Party - Gordon)

Question to the Northern Ireland Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of officials in his Department on temporary contracts are women.

Answered by Steve Baker - Minister of State (Northern Ireland Office)

There are currently 66 (29.5%) members of the Northern Ireland Office who are on temporary contracts (fixed-term appointments, loans and secondments), of which 28 (12.5%) are female.


Written Question
Northern Ireland Office: Women
Tuesday 24th October 2023

Asked by: Richard Thomson (Scottish National Party - Gordon)

Question to the Northern Ireland Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of officials in his Department that are (a) graded as senior civil servant 2 and (b) on full-time equivalent contracts are women.

Answered by Steve Baker - Minister of State (Northern Ireland Office)

(a) 1.8% of the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) workforce are graded as Directors (senior civil servants at pay band 2).

(b) 52% of the NIO workforce are female and on full-time equivalent contracts.