§ Mr. Janner
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of officers in each grade (1–7) and overall in the Department are(a) women and (b) from ethnic minorities, respectively.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
The latest available figures show that 117 staff in grades 1 to 7 and their equivalent are women: this represents almost 14 per cent. In the unified grades 11 per cent. of staff at grade 3, 24 per cent. at grade 5, 8 per cent. at grade 6 and 23 per cent. at grade 7 are women.