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Police Authority

Volume 301: debated on Thursday 27 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the total work force of the Police Authority, including staff seconded from the Civil Service; and what is their gender and perceived religious/community origin. [13074]

[holding answer 6 November 1997]: The Police Authority for Northern Ireland provides an annual monitoring return to the Fair Employment Commission in respect of the gender and perceived religious affiliation of its work force.The review includes employees directly recruited by PANI and those staff on secondment from the NICS, Department of Finance and Personnel. The last review was completed on 1 Janaury 1997, when the breakdown was as follows:

Total number of employees3,489
(a) Gender
(b) Perceived religious affiliation
Roman Catholic414
Not determined190