HC Deb 16 December 1999 vol 341 c302W
Mr. Crausby

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the total work force in his Department is of ethnic minority origin; and what steps he is taking to encourage the employment of people from the ethnic minorities in his Department. [102726]

Miss Melanie Johnson

Current records show that about 12.7 per cent. of staff in the Treasury, 6.8 per cent. of staff in Customs and 6.3 per cent. of staff in Inland Revenue have self-declared themselves as of ethnic minority origin.

Each Department has a variety of measures in place to ensure equal treatment for people of ethnic minority origin, and to ensure that they meet their legal obligations to protect people of ethnic minority from discrimination in the field of employment.