§ Mr. Janner
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment in what quasi-governmental bodies or other organisations under his aegis he has authority to request or require the carrying out of ethnic monitoring exercises in accordance with the code of the Commission for Racial Equality; and what ethnic monitoring and equal opportunities exercises have been carried out by each such Department.
§ Mr. Ridley
Non-departmental public bodies and other bodies sponsored by my Department are responsible for arrangements for recruitment and personnel management340W of staff they employ. Organisations are encouraged to be equal opportunities employers, and to pursue practices in the codes of the Commission for Racial Equality and the Equal Opportunities Commission. No central records are held of ethnic monitoring and equal opportunities exercises carried out by these bodies.