HC Deb 14 June 1982 vol 25 c194W
Mr. Proctor

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will estimate the percentage of the British work force which is represented by the ethnic minorities; and if he will express the percentage and total work force in numerical terms.

Mr. Alison

Preliminary results from the labour force survey suggest that in 1981 there were 25,737,000 economically-active persons in Great Britain of whom 908,000 (3.5 per cent.) were identified as of non-white ethnic origin.

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