§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans she has to issue new guidance with respect to the inclusion of an Irish in Britain category in ethnic minority origin categories for monitoring purposes. 
§ Mr. Stringer
For the purposes of monitoring the origin of employees in the Civil Service, the Cabinet Office has issued guidance to Departments and agencies that reflects the ethnicity categories in the Census 2001, including an Irish category.
The Office for National Statistics has published an interim standard classification of ethnic groups for Government statistics more generally. This also includes an Irish category.