HC Deb 29 July 1975 vol 896 cc442-3W
42. Mr. Arnold Shaw

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what steps are taken by his Department to monitor the extent of racial discrimination in employment.

Mr. John Fraser

The Department was associated with the preparation of the studies published last year by PEP on the Extent of Racial Discrimination and on Racial Disadvantage in Employment, and is itself supporting or keeping in close touch with other relevant research projects. Regular reports on all aspects of the employment of minority group workers, including evidence of racial discrimination, are made by the Department's race relations employment advisory service, which it is planned to expand shortly. The advisers also encourage employers to adopt and monitor equal opportunity policies which are designed to eliminate discriminatory practices.