The information is as follows.
(a) The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform participates annually in the Cabinet Office Diversity Internship Programme for undergraduates and graduates in education from ethnic minority backgrounds who are under represented in the civil service. The scheme provides an eight week paid placement scheme for students who are considering the civil service as future career.
Based on the information available from 2003 to 2008, a total of 30 students have been placed in the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (and its predecessor the Department of Trade and Industry) as part of the scheme. Each student worked full-time on a variety of administrative tasks and all completed an eight week placement. On average, each person received £285.00 per week remuneration.
(b) This information for this section is not collected centrally and would involve disproportionate cost to provide.