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Job Discrimination And Ethnic Minorities

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 4 December 1980

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What action they are taking in response to the disclosures in "Half a Chance? A Report on Job Discrimination against Young Blacks in Nottingham", authorised by the Commission for Racial Equality, indicating that West Indian and Asian candidates for jobs were rejected on ethnic grounds.

Any evidence that racial discrimination is widespread in non-manual work is a matter of concern to the Government. It gives added emphasis to the importance of the efforts already being made to eliminate such discrimination to this area as elsewhere and encourage equality of opportunity.