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Area Manpower Boards

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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asked the Paymaster General which area manpower boards have no members who are from ethnic minorities; what is the proportion of ethnic minorities in the general population in the area they serve; and how these figures have changed over the last two years.

Up-to-date information on the proportion of ethnic minorities in the general population in the areas served by area manpower boards is not available. The rest of the information requested is as follows. Currently 29 of the 58 boards have no member representing ethnic minorities as compared with 36 of the 55 boards in 1985.AREA MANPOWER BOARDS WITH NO MEMBERS (FULL OR CO- OPTED) REPRESENTING ETHNIC MINORITIES.SOUTH EAST REGION

  • March 1985
  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight
  • Kent
  • Surrey
  • Sussex
  • Essex
  • Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire
  • February 1987
  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight
  • Kent
  • Surrey
  • Sussex
  • Essex

SOUTH WEST REGION

  • March 1985
  • Dorset and Somerset
  • Devon and Cornwall
  • February 1987
  • Dorset and Somerset
  • Devon and Cornwall
  • Gloucester and Wiltshire

WEST MIDLANDS REGION

  • March 1985
  • Shropshire, Hereford, Worcester
  • Staffordshire
  • Wolverhampton and Walsall
  • February 1987
  • Hereford and Worcester
  • Staffordshire
  • Shropshire

EAST MIDLANDS REGION

  • March 1985
  • Norfolk and Suffolk
  • Derbyshire
  • Lincolnshire
  • February 1987
  • Norfolk and Suffolk
  • Nottinghamshire

YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERSIDE REGION

  • March 1985
  • North Yorkshire
  • Humberside
  • South Yorkshire
  • February 1987
  • North Yorkshire
  • Humberside

NORTH WEST REGION

  • March 1985
  • Cheshire
  • Cumbria
  • February 1987
  • Cheshire
  • Cumbria

NORTHERN REGION

  • March 1985
  • Cleveland
  • Durham
  • North Tyne

WALES

  • March 1985
  • Gwynedd
  • Dyfed and West Glamorgan
  • Clwyd and Powys
  • Gwent
  • Mid and South Glamorgan
  • February 1987
  • Gwynedd
  • Dyfed and West Glamorgan
  • Clwyd and Powys

SCOTLAND

  • March 1985
  • Highlands and Islands
  • Grampian and Tayside
  • Central and Fife
  • Glasgow
  • Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • Ayrshire
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Lothian and Borders
  • February 1987
  • Highlands and Islands
  • Grampian and Tayside
  • Central and Fife
  • Glasgow

March 1985

February 1987

Number

Per cent.

Number

Per cent.

Full members

(a) Black/other ethnic minority

8(0·8)21(2·0)

(b) Women

82(8·2)153(14·4)
Co-opted members

(a) Black/ethnic minority

19(1·9)27(2·5)

(b) Women

14(1·4)20(1·9)
Co-opted members with voting rights1(a) Black/ethnic minority3(0·3)

1 Following the review of Area Manpower Boards in October 1985 co-opted members do not have voting rights.