§ Mr. Janner
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) whether he has issued any instruction, recommendations or guidance to any non-governmental organisation which comes under the aegis, sponsorship or control of his Department, and which has employees, concerning the implementation of the code of practice of the Commission for Racial Equality which came into force on 1 April;
(2) which of the quasi non-governmental organisations which have employees and for which his Department is responsible are complying, and which are not, with the recommendations of the code of the Commission for Racial Equality, and in particular with the recommendation for ethnic monitoring.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Implementation of the code is the responsibility of the bodies concerned as employers. I would expect them to be aware of its provisions and to take account of them in their employment policies and procedures. As sponsoring Minister I am taking the opportunity of writing to these bodies drawing their attention to these provisions.