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British Council

Volume 408: debated on Tuesday 1 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British born ethnic minority members there are in senior posts of the British Council abroad, indicating the grade and the percentage this represents of all posts. [119230]

[holding answer 30 June 2003]: There are three ethnic minority members of staff in senior British Council posts overseas who are British passport holders. All three are at Band 9, and this represents 3.4 per cent. of all British Council senior posts abroad.