HC Deb 02 December 1983 vol 49 c641W
Sir Patrick Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the objective of the questionnaire on ethnic minorities now circulating in his Department.

Mr. Pattie

The questionnaire, which is being circulated to all non-industrial Civil Servants in the north-west economic planning region and the county of Avon, is intended to survey the ethnic composition of the staff employed in these regions. The Government announced on 24 March 1983 — [Vol. 39, c.465]— following the successful completion of a pilot survey in Leeds, that they had decided to carry out surveys in these two regions to gain broader experience of ethnic monitoring in the Civil Service.

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