McGimpsey continues to press for gender equality in civil service

Ulster Unionist MLA Michael McGimpsey has again called for action to improve the representation of women in senior civil service posts.

The South Belfast representative raised the issue with the deputy First Minister at Stormont questions today. He said:

“The fact is that women make up 53% of the civil service workforce. However, in Northern Ireland we have 11 Government Departments, with 11 permanent secretaries running them and there is currently not one woman among that group.

“This is a disgraceful situation and one that requires urgent and meaningful action to bring about equality. I will continue to press on this issue until I see evidence of change. The most tangible evidence will be when a female permanent secretary is appointed.”

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