Louise Haigh – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Louise Haigh on 2015-10-27.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of senior civil servants from her Department are from a lower socio-economic background.

Karen Bradley

In September 2014, the Government published data on the socio-economic status of recent entrants to the SCS:


There is an ongoing review into the most effective and appropriate definition for social mobility which we will align with in future years. This work is being led by The Bridge Group, a charitable policy association promoting social mobility, as part of research they are undertaking on social mobility in the Fast Stream. The Outcome of this review will also inform future data collection on socio-economic status more widely and assist us in our further efforts to increase representation of people from less well-off backgrounds at all levels within the civil service.