HC Deb 17 June 2002 vol 387 cc99-100W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many staff there are in his Department, broken down by ethnicity. [60576]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The Department and its agencies (the Court Service and the Public Guardianship Office) employed a total of 12,849 people as at 15 May 2002. The table shows the staff numbers broken down by ethnicity. The data the Department is representing is for the pre-census ethnic classifications. The Department has begun to incorporate the new ethnic background classification this year. All new employees are being surveyed using the new classifications and a re-survey of all staff is planned during the latter part of this year.

Number of employees
Permanent Casual Grant total
White 9,741 134 9,875
Black 615 8 623
Asian 586 10 596
Other 104 6 110
Not given 1,324 321 1,645
Grand total 12,370 479 12,849