HC Deb 23 January 1987 vol 108 cc767-8W
Mr. Leighton

asked the Paymaster General how many of the 2,000 additional staff recruited to administer the restart programme came from the ethnic minorities.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

We have introduced ethnic monitoring of staff recruited into my Department, but our information is not broken down on the basis of individual programmes. Of the new staff recruited to the employment and enterprise group of the Manpower Services Commission in the period May to Novembr 1986 figures so far available indicate that approximately 9 per cent. came from the ethnic minorities.