§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what percentage of his staff on the senior management system grade were educated at(a) public school, (b) Oxford university and (c) Cambridge university in each year since 1997; 
(2) what percentage of (a) ambassadors and (b) high commissioners were educated at (i) public school, (ii) Oxford university and (iii) Cambridge university in each year since 1997. 
§ Mr. Bradshaw
[holding answer 22 April 2002]: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's manpower system does hold some data on education details, but they are currently incomplete. We are about to survey staff on education details and I will write to my hon. Friend with the information he has requested as soon as possible. We hope to complete this exercise in about three months.