HC Deb 10 February 1984 vol 53 cc817-8W
Mr. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he last carried out an analysis of information required for ethnic monitoring of his Department; and whether he proposes to take steps within his Department to comply with the monitoring provisions of the Commission for Racial Equality's code in ethnic monitoring.

Mr. Butler

[pursuant to his reply, 9 February 1984]: No analysis has been made of information required for ethnic monitoring. My Department is not represented in the north-west economic planning region and the county of Avon in which surveys of the ethnic origins of non-industrial civil servants are being undertaken. The Government will need to decide how to proceed once the results of these surveys are known.

The Race Relations Act does not apply to Northern Ireland.