HC Deb 04 July 1985 vol 82 cc267-8W
Mr. Dubs

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he has any proposals to seek to reduce racial discrimination in employment.

Mr. Alan Clark

The Government are firmly committed to the elimination of all unlawful discrimination and to the promotion of equal opportunities in

the youth training scheme, separately for fatal, major and minor accidents, calculated on the basis of the average number of trainees in training.

employment for all workers regardless of race. The Commission for Racial Equality's code of practice gives practical guidance on how to achieve these ends and the Department's race relations employment advisers are giving priority to advising employers and trade unions on the implications of the code.

The Manpower Services Commission seeks to ensure equal access for people of different races to all its public employment and training services and also supports language training to improve the employment prospects of members of ethnic minorities.

In addition, the Department is playing a full part in implementing the Government's policy of ensuring equal opportunity in the Civil Service for people from the ethnic minorities, both at the recruitment stage and in their subsequent careers.

The reduction and elimination of racial discrimination in employment requires not only action by Government but also the support of employers, trade unions and the community in general.