HC Deb 26 March 1993 vol 221 c737W
Mr. Janner

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he has taken to recruit women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled people, respectively, in top grades of employment at his Department.

Mr. Howard

Recruitment to my Department at grade 8 and above is always by means of public open competition. Applicants are considered entirely on their suitability for the post in question under the supervision of the Office of the Civil Service Commissioners irrespective of gender, ethnic origin or disablement.