HC Deb 01 April 1993 vol 222 cc371-2W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research has been undertaken by his Department into the use of(a) the United Nations' Development Programme's human development index, (b) the Overseas Development Council's physical quality of life indicator and (c) Norway's natural resource accounting as alternative economic indicators; and what plans he has to amend economic indicators currently employed by the United Kingdom.

Mr. Nelson

The Government monitor progress in the development of such economic indicators, but have not themselves commissioned research in the field, and accordingly have no plans to amend the economic indicators currently in use in the United Kingdom.

Monitoring information on the numbers and grades of women in the Treasury is produced each month. Latest available figures relate to March 1993.

Mr. Janner

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what percentage of officers in each grade from 1 to 7 and overall in Her Majesty's Treasury are(a) women, (b) from ethnic minorities and (c) disabled people.

Sir John Cope

The information requested is shown in the table. Figures include those staff on loan outside the Department. Figures for grades 1 to 7 reflect the position as at March 1993. Figures for all staff are for(a) as at March 1993; for (b) and (c) as at 1 January 1993, the latest date for which this information is available. Figures are available only for those staff who are registered as disabled, but the Department does employ a number of people with disabilities who have chosen not to register.