HL Deb 24 March 1983 vol 440 c1333WA
Lord Drumalbyn

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When Volume Two of the report on the pilot ethnic survey of certain non-industrial civil servants in Leeds (covering applicants for Civil Service posts in the area) will be published, and what action the Government intend to take next.

Baroness Young

I am pleased to tell my noble friend that Volume Two ofEthnic Monitoring in the Civil Service: A Survey in Leeds is published today. Copies of the report have been placed in the Library. This volume covers the survey of applicants for Civil Service posts in Leeds for the period 1st May to 30th September 1982. Of those issued with the questionnaire 89.1 per cent completed the ethnic origin question, 5.3 per cent. of whom classified themselves as belonging to an ethnic minority.

The Government have decided to gain broader experience of ethnic monitoring by arranging to hold surveys of the ethnic origin of non-industrial civil servants in the North West Economic Planning Region and in the County of Avon during the autumn. Some recruitment schemes in both areas will also be monitored.