§ 39. Mr. MacShane
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to encourage the promotion of police officers from the ethnic communities to senior rank. 496W
§ Kate Hoey
Individual targets will be set for each force for the recruitment, retention and progression of ethnic minority officers. We believe that targets coupled with a range of initiatives aimed at removing barriers to progression will inevitably lead over time to more ethnic minority officers in senior ranks.