§ Mr. Oaten:
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the size of the ethnic minority population in England and Wales as a proportion of the general population in 2009. 
§ Ruth Kelly:
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Mark Oaten, dated 15 December 2003:
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question on the estimated ethnic minority population in England and Wales as a proportion of the general population in 2009. (143404)
There are currently no official projections of the ethnic minority population for England and Wales. However, the Office for National Statistics is currently carrying out a research project aiming to produce national and subnational population projections by ethnic group, fully consistent with the official national population projections, using existing data sources.