HC Deb 05 March 1991 vol 187 c97W
Mr. Janner

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment when his Department last conducted a survey of the ethnic origins of its employees; when it next plans to do so; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Jackson

The first survey of ethnic origin of staff took place in 1986 and was undertaken on the basis of voluntary self classification. A reminder was sent to all staff for whom the information was not held in November 1988. As a result we now know the ethnic origin of 92.1 per cent of ED group staff. My Department is now considering whether further action is required.

Mr. Battle

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is his forecast of changes in employment by industry for the period 1991 to 2000 for Leeds, West for men, women, young persons and ethnic minorities.

Mr. Jackson

The Department does not make forecasts of employment.