HC Deb 25 July 1988 vol 138 c45W
Mr. Tom Clarke

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what monitoring of the ethnic background of prison officers takes place in prisons in England and Wales; and what information he has available on the ethnic backgrounds of prison officers.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

In a series of regional surveys all Home Office staff, including prison officers, were recently invited to complete a questionnaire. A total of 0.6 per cent. of those in prison service unified grades VI to VIII who responded stated that they were of ethnic minority origin. A further questionnaire is being sent to all those who did not respond.

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