HC Deb 15 December 1981 vol 15 c82W
27. Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he intends to take steps to promote greater employment opportunities for ethnic minorities, as recommended in the Scarman report.

Mr. Alison

With regard to Lord Scarman's important report I shall be exploring what further steps can be taken by the Department of Employment group to assist the ethnic minorities to obtain full benefit from the wide range of employment and training services and special programmes now provided. In the main, however, improved employment opportunities for the ethnic minorities, as for others, can result only from the steps that the Government are taking to promote an improved national economic performance.