HL Deb 27 November 2002 vol 641 c42WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What proportion of the Fire Service in England and Wales are (a) women and (b) members of ethnic minorities. [HL76]

The Minister of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Lord Rooker)

The following is the information as at 31 March 2002:

Operational Staff (Uniformed) (Wholetime and Retained) Control Staff (Uniformed) Total uniformed Staff Non Unformed Total
Women 1.7% 80% 4% 59% 11.0%
Minority Ethnic Staff 1.50% 0.85% 1.4% 4.6% 1.8%