HC Deb 29 October 2001 vol 373 c511W
22. Mr. Bailey

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what measures the armed forces are taking to improve recruitment in the armed services of people from minority ethnic communities. [8373]

Mr. Ingram

The armed forces continue to make vigorous and focused efforts to recruit more of their personnel from the British ethnic minority communities. All three Services have highly active Recruiting and Diversity Action Teams, located in areas of high ethnic minority population; they are engaged in numerous initiatives aimed specifically at encouraging more people from diverse backgrounds into joining the armed forces.