HC Deb 21 July 1997 vol 298 cc387-8W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of employees, in each pay band, in the quangos for which his Department is responsible, are of(a) Asian origin and (b) Afro-Caribbean origin. [8950]

Mr. Straw

From the available information, the breakdown of employees of Asian and Afro-Caribbean origin employed in the Home Office non-departmental public bodies is as follows:

  • Senior grades: 20 per cent.—Asian1;—15 per cent.—Afro-Caribbean2
  • Executive grades: 29–11 per cent.—Asian; 46–18 per cent.— Afro-Caribbean
  • Administration and Support grades: 34–12 per cent.—Asian; 58–21 per cent.—Afro-Caribbean
1 Figure five or fewer. 2 These figures refer only to the Commission for Racial Equality as this is the only NDPB that currently employs ethnic minorities in senior grades.

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