§ Mr. Janner
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last carried out an analysis of information required for sex monitoring of his Department.
§ Mr. Whitney
My Department keeps current statistics of diplomatic staff and recruits according to sex and grade together with other relative information. As my hon. Friend the Minister for the Civil Service said in his written reply of 30 January, the Government hope shortly to announce a programme of action to follow up the report of the joint review group on equal opportunities for women in the civil service. We propose to review the data we collect as part of that programme.—[Vol. 53, c.15.]