§ Mr. Janner
asked the Attorney-General when he or the Lord Chancellor last carried out an analysis of information required for ethnic monitoring of their Departments; and whether they propose to take steps within their Departments to comply with the monitoring provisions of the Commission for Racial Equality's code on ethnic monitoring.
§ The Attorney-General
The Lord Chancellor's Department is currently taking part in the surveys of the ethnic origins of non-industrial civil servants in the northeast and county of Avon announced by my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Treasury, in the House of Commons on 24 March 1983. — [Vol. 39, c.461.] The Lord Chancellor will consider further action, in consultation with colleagues, in the light of the results of these surveys.
The three Departments for which I answer—the Law Officers' Department, the Treasury Solicitor's Department and the Department of the Director of Public Prosecutions—are not represented in the surveys and will await the outcome of the ministerial consultation already referred to.