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Departmental Staff (Northern Ireland)

Volume 400: debated on Tuesday 25 February 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) numerical and (b) percentage breakdown by perceived community origin are of (i) Inland Revenue and (ii) Customs and Excise staff employed in Northern Ireland. [97791]

The information is as follows: HM Customs and ExciseOut of the total number of 631 the numerical

(a) and percentage (b) breakdown by perceived community origin of HM Customs and Excise staff employed in Northern Ireland as at 1 January 2003 is:

Number

Percentage

Protestant22936
Roman Catholic35557

It has not been possible to determine the community origin of 7 per cent. of staff.

Inland Revenue

Out of the total number of 1,703 the numerical (a) and percentage (b) breakdown by perceived community origin of Inland Revenue staff employed in Northern Ireland as at 1 January 2003 is:

Number

Percentage

Protestant74544
Roman Catholic83849

It has not been possible to determine the community origin of 7 per cent. of staff.