§ 42. Mr. Arnold Shaw
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what steps are taken by his Department to monitor the extent of racial discrimination in employment.
§ Mr. John Fraser
The Department was associated with the preparation of the studies published last year by PEP on the Extent of Racial Discrimination and on Racial Disadvantage in Employment, and is itself supporting or keeping in close touch with other relevant research projects. Regular reports on all aspects of the employment of minority group workers, including evidence of racial 443W discrimination, are made by the Department's race relations employment advisory service, which it is planned to expand shortly. The advisers also encourage employers to adopt and monitor equal opportunity policies which are designed to eliminate discriminatory practices.