§ Mr. Janner
asked the Paymaster General how many of the applicants for the post of equal opportunities officer in his Department were (a) white males, (b) white females, (c) males of Afro-Caribbean or Asian origin or (d) females of Afro-Caribbean or Asian origin.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
These posts have not been filled by inviting applications from staff. Existing staff in personnel units have been designated as equal opportunity officers on the basis of their overall suitability and not on the basis of sex or ethnic origin. Equal opportunity matters are not their sole responsibility.