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Diplomatic Service: Ethnic Minorities

Volume 570: debated on Tuesday 5 March 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will publish the numbers and percentages of members of ethnic minorities employed in the senior grades of the Diplomatic Service.

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
(Baroness Chalker of Wallasey)

There is no system of compulsory ethnic monitoring in the Diplomatic Service. Records based on voluntary declaration show that, at present, there are no declared ethnic minority officers employed in the senior grades.