asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there is a continuing advertising campaign for the recruitment of black police officers; and if he will list for the longest convenient period for the Metropolitan Police, Merseyside police, West Midlands police, Thames Valley police and Avon and Somerset authorities, the number of black police officers, their rank and, wherever possible, their ethnic classification.
National police recruitment advertising aims to appeal to all
|Metropolitan police||Merseyside police||West Midlands police||Thames Valley police||Avon and Somerset police|
|Number serving at 31 December—|
|* Including one sergeant.|
|including 1 sergeant|
|Department||Total of systems analysis, programming and operating staff||Major tasks|
|Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food||141||Subsidy payments, payroll, statistics|
|Civil Service Department||290||Payroll, accounting, staff records, bureau work|
|HM Customs and Excise||374||Value Added Tax, statistics|
|Ministry of Defence||2,218||Bill paying, financial and accounting, stock control, payroll, stores codification and cataloguing, personnel records, technical maintenance data, bureau work|
|Department of Education and Science||85||Educational statistics, teachers super-annuation.|
|Department of Employment Group||185||Pay, statistics, Professional and Executive Register, vacancy matching.|
|Department of the Environment||292||Financial statistics, integrated accounting, payroll|
who are eligible to join the police what ever their ethnic origin and there is no continuing campaign specifically aimed at members of ethnic minority groups. A short campaign in papers circulating amongst these groups was run in 1976, and another such campaign will be run shortly.
The details of officers belonging to ethnic minorities serving are as follows: