§ Mr. Janner
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he last carried out an analysis of information required for ethnic monitoring of his Department; and whether he proposes to take steps within his Department to comply with the monitoring provisions of the Commission for Racial Equality's code on ethnic monitoring.
§ Mr. Newton
Our Department is currently taking part in the surveys of the ethnic origins of non-industrial civil servants in the north-west and the county of Avon announced by my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Treasury in the House of Commons on 24 March 1983 [Vol. 39, c.465]. We shall consider further action, in consultation with colleagues, in the light of the results of these surveys.