§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he takes to satisfy himself that there is equality of opportunity for both sexes in his Department; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
An equal opportunities officer has been designated within my Department's personnel management division. The officer has responsibility for advising senior management on the application and monitoring of the Civil Service policy on non-discrimination. The officer also provides advice on the implementation of the programme of action on equal opportunities recommended by the joint review group of the Civil Service National Whitley Council's joint personnel management committee.