HL Deb 16 March 1993 vol 543 c82WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will provide an analysis of the membership of the Immigration Service by ethnic origin; and whether they consider that the widest possible range of origins should be represented in the service.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Earl Ferrers)

A re-survey has recently been undertaken of non-respondents to earlier voluntary surveys of the ethnic origin of Home Office staff. The information is still being analysed but the results show that of the 2,421 staff serving in the departmental grades of Assistant Immigration Officer, Immigration Officer, Chief Immigration Officer and Inspector of Immigration, 1,879 have now responded, of whom 123 (6.5 per cent.) have described themselves as being of ethnic minority origin.