§ Ms Julie Morgan
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many black and other ethnic minority people are employed in the Civil Service in Wales; what percentage they are of all civil servants in Wales; how many are in each grade; and what percentage they are of each grade. 
§ Dr. Jack Cunningham
At least 290 civil servants of ethnic minority origin were employed in Wales on 1 April 1998, 1.4 per cent. of staff whose ethnic origin is known. The table shows the breakdown by responsibility level.
Ethnic minority staff1,2 in post in Wales at 1 April 1998 Responsibility level3 Ethnic minority staff in post % of staff with known ethnic origin4 Senior Civil Service 0 0.0 Grade 6 5— 1.9 Grade 7 6 1.0 SEO 5 0.9 HEO 11 0.6 EO 42 0.9 AO 157 1.8 AA 64 1.5 1Non-industrial staff 2Excludes 2 per cent. of staff in Departments who do not provide data to Mandate, the Cabinet Office's database of Civil Service personnel 3 Responsibility levels are an approximate assignment of staff to a level of seniority broadly equivalent to the former service wide grades 4 Staff who responded to departmental surveys on ethnic origin 5In order to preserve confidentiality number withheld and the total rounded to nearest 10 as there are less than five staff at this level
Cabinet Office, Mandate