§ Q37. Mr. Freeson
asked the Prime Minister what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government towards the recruitment of British subjects of ethnic minority origin with a view to their serving in the Foreign Office division covering their area of origin; and if she will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister
Recruitment to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is by open competition without regard to ethnic origin. Staff are deployed in the light of operational requirements, taking full account of their knowledge, experience and training.