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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Ethnic Survey

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Ethnic Survey on 6th May 1986.


Mr. Meacher Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he intends to produce guidelines for the recording of ethnic origin with details of individual social security claims; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Major We have no intention of producing guidelines for the recording of the ethnic origin of claimants as part of social security claims procedures. This is not information which claimants are required to furnish before their claim is determined by the adjudication officer.