HC Deb 05 July 1988 vol 136 c517W
Mr. McCusker

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action the Board of Inland Revenue and the Board of Customs and Excise have taken to set up monitoring procedures to examine the religious affiliations of civil servants employed by them in Northern Ireland.

Mr. Norman Lamont

During March 1988 all members of staff in Northern Ireland employed by the Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise, together with other Departments in Northern Ireland, were issued with questionnaires seeking information from which to determine their religious affiliation. New recruits are being monitored when they take up duty. The replies to the questionnaires are still being collected and recorded and the survey is expected to be completed by late summer.