§ Ms Rosie Winterton
The Department and its agencies (the Court Service and the Public Guardianship Office) employed a total of 12,849 people as at 15 May 2002. The table shows the staff numbers broken down by ethnicity. The data the Department is representing is for the pre-census ethnic classifications. The Department has begun to incorporate the new ethnic background100W classification this year. All new employees are being surveyed using the new classifications and a re-survey of all staff is planned during the latter part of this year.
Number of employees Permanent Casual Grant total White 9,741 134 9,875 Black 615 8 623 Asian 586 10 596 Other 104 6 110 Not given 1,324 321 1,645 Grand total 12,370 479 12,849