To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of staff in his Department and NHS executive are from ethnic minorities, (a) in total and (b) by grade. 
[holding answer 12 July 1996]: The information requested for the Department and national health service executive is as shown in the table. It does not include data on staff in the NHS executive regional offices. The regional offices were created on 1 April 1996 and full regional office data are not yet included in the Department's information system.
|Percentage breakdown of staff by grade and ethnicity for Department of Health (excluding agencies) as at 12 July 1996|
|Grade||Ethnic minority staff (percentage)|