§ Mrs. Millie Miller
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons from ethnic minority groups have been appointed members of industrial tribunals since the present administration took office; what proportion of such appointments this number represents: 449W and whether he is concerned to increase this number.
§ Mr. Booth
Information is not available about the total number of persons from ethnic minority groups who are members of industrial tribunals. However, we are anxious that as far as possible the composition of industrial tribunal membership should reflect the overall composition of the working population. We have therefore emphasised to the organisations which nominate people for membership the desirability of including members of racial minorities amongst their nominees.