§ Mr. Oaten
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff were employed by the Prison Service in England and Wales as(a) governor grade, (b) prison officers and (c) other staff on the latest date for which figures are available; and how many in each category were (i) black and (ii) Asian. 
§ Paul Goggins
Information on the recorded ethnicity of Prison Service staff at 31 October 2003 is contained in the table.
Ethnic group Senior operational managers1 Officers2 Other staff Total White 1,170 20,790 18,562 40,522 Asian 6 199 456 661 Black 10 432 768 1,210 Other Minority Ethnic 21 315 330 666 No Data 85 2,189 1,914 4,188 Total 1,292 23,925 22,030 47,247 1 Refers to Governor grades 2 Includes prison officers, senior officers and principal officers
§ Ms Blears
Information on the number of stops and searches under section 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and other legislation for the years 1991 to 1996, broken down by police force area, are given in Table 1 which has been placed in the Library. These figures include stops and searches of persons and vehicles. During this period there was no information collected giving the required breakdown on the ethnic group of persons stopped and searched.
Information on stops and searches of individuals from 1996–97 to 2001–02 is presented in Table 2 which has been placed in the Library, and includes a breakdown by the specific ethnic group groups requested.690W