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Community Support Officers: Ethnic Groups

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of police community support officers were from an ethnic minority background in each year since their inception, broken down by police force. (227462)

[holding answer 21 October 2008]: The available data are given in the tables placed in the House Library.

The requested data are also published as part of the annual Police Service Strength England and Wales Statistical Bulletin. The 2008 bulletin can be found at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/policeorg1.html

and previous years' bulletins are available in the House of Commons Library. The annual Home Secretary's Race Employment Targets report may also be of interest in relation to the question asked:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/documents/race-equality-targets-2006-07