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Nhs Staff

Volume 408: debated on Thursday 3 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of nurses employed by the NHS who are from the black and ethnic minority community; and if he will list the percentage for each nursing grade. [121312]

The information requested is shown in the table.As at September 2001, an estimated 8.9 per cent. of the qualified nursing workforce whose ethnicity is recorded were from a black or ethnic minority background.