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Equality and Human Rights Commission: Manpower

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many staff from each ethnic group were employed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission between October 2007 and March 2009. (310515)

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has provided the following information.

Ethnic origin group

Total

Asian

11

Black

9

Chinese

1

White

99

Mixed

3

Other

2

Not stated

26

Total

151

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many people from each ethnic group (a) applied for and (b) secured (i) permanent employment, (ii) temporary employment, (iii) promotion and (iv) staff training at the Equality and Human Rights Commission between 1 October 2007 and 31 March 2009. (310516)

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has provided the following data:

(a)(i) Applied for permanent recruitment 1 July 20081 to 31 March 2009

Ethnicity

Total

Asian

224

Black

198

Chinese

27

White

1,510

Mixed

93

Not stated

60

Total

2,112

1 Detailed records for recruitment monitoring for the Commission are available from 1 July 2008.

(a)(ii) Applied for temporary1 recruitment 1 July 20082 to 31 March 2009

Ethnicity

Total

Asian

47

Black

23

White

414

Mixed

20

Not disclosed

9

Total

528

1 Temporary employees include those on fixed term contract and exclude agency and consultancy workers.

2 Detailed records for recruitment monitoring for the Commission are available from 1 July 2008.

(b)(i) Secured permanent employment between October 2007 and March 2009

Ethnicity

Total

Asian

11

Black

9

Chinese

1

White

99

Mixed

3

Other

2

Not stated

26

Total

151

(b)(ii) Secured temporary1 employment between October 2007 and March 2009

Ethnicity

Total

Asian

2

Black

0

Chinese

0

White

4

Mixed

0

Other

0

Not stated

0

Total

6

1 Temporary employees include those on fixed term contract and exclude agency and consultancy workers.

Applied for, and secured, staff training between October 2007 and March 20091: 1 January 2008 to 31 March 20092

Ethnicity

Total employees

Number received training

Asian

31

30

Black

37

32

Chinese

4

5

White

305

250

Mixed

11

12

Other

4

4

Not stated

16

10

Total

408

343

1 No formal training took place between 1 October 2007 and January 2008, when our mandatory training programme commenced.

2 This includes both permanent and temporary staff.

There were five unsuccessful applications for funding for training. Following is a breakdown of the ethnic origin of the applicants.

Ethnicity

Total

White

5