§ Mr. Marlow
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the context, detail and method of sampling used with regard to information on ethnic minority numbers in the general household survey, the labour force survey and the national dwelling and housing survey.
§ Sir George Young
For the general household survey and the national dwelling and housing survey, detailed descriptions of the methods used and the questions asked, including questions on ethnic origin, have been published in reports available in the Library of the House. The reports areGeneral Household Survey: Introductory Report (1973)National Dwelling and Housing Survey, 1978.
A question on ethnic origin was also asked in the labour force survey in 1979. Details of the questionnaire and the methods used in the survey have not yet been published, but I have asked the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys to send the information to my hon. Friend.