§ Rev. Martin Smyth
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what information he has as to the ethnic composition of staff in his Department; what is the total number of staff; and how many are(a) Welsh, (b) English and (c) members of ethnic minorities.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
A survey to provide information on the ethnic composition of staff in the Welsh Office will be carried out shortly as part of a phased programme of ethnic surveys across the Civil Service; the total number of staff is 2,2041/2 (full-time equivalents) who are not and will not he classified according to their country of origin within the United Kingdom.