HL Deb 13 March 2003 vol 645 cc205-6WA
Lord Ouseley

asked Her Majesty's Government :

When work was started by the Strategy Unit into the study on ethnic minorities in the labour market; whether and when they intend to publish the report thereon; and what is the cost of this project.[HL1847]

The Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Lord Macdonald. of Tradeston)

The project began in September 2001. The unit published an interim report on 20 February 2002 and will publish its final report shortly.

Strategy Unit staff work across a number of projects. The unit's total budget for 2002–03 is £6.5 million, which funds a range of projects and other work.