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News Archives: Index

October 7, 2010: Probation Set For Industrial Action

October 5, 2010: Turning Prisoners Into Taxpayers

October 4, 2010: Murder Changes Now In Force

September 20, 2010: Probation Programmes Face Cuts

August 24, 2010: Victorian Poor Law Records Online

August 10, 2010: Justice Job Cuts

July 28, 2010: Prison Violence Growing

July 22, 2010: Police Numbers: Latest Figures

July 22, 2010: New Jurisdiction Rules

July 16, 2010: CCJS On Prison And Probation Spending Under Labour

July 15, 2010: Latest Statistics On Violent And Sexual Crime

July 15, 2010: Latest National Crime Figures

July 15, 2010: New Chief Prisons Inspector

July 14, 2010: Hard Times Ahead For Prisons: Anne Owers

July 14, 2010: Prison Does Not Work: Ken Clarke

July 13, 2010: Criminal Justice Reform: Sentencing and Rehabilitation

July 13, 2010: Criminal Justice Reform Priorities

July 12, 2010: What Price Public Protection, Asks Probation Chief Inspector

July 12, 2010: NOMS has failed, says Napo

July 10, 2010: IPCC To Investigate Death of Raoul Moat

July 9, 2010: Women In Prison: New Report

July 9, 2009: Unjust Deserts: Imprisonment for Public Protection

July 8, 2010: Police Search Powers Change

July 7, 2010: Make 'Legal High' Illegal, Says ACMD

July 2, 2010: Failing Children In Prison

July 2, 2010: Police Buried Under a Blizzard of Guidance: HMIC

July 1, 2010: Freedom To Change The Law?

June 30, 2010: A New Outlook On Penal Reform?

June 30, 2010: Revolving Door Of Offending Must Stop, Says Clarke

June 30, 2010: Ken Clarke: Speech on Criminal Justice Reform

June 29, 2010: No More Police Targets

June 26, 2010: Family Intervention Projects Questioned

June 25, 2010: Cutting Criminal Justice

June 24, 2010: Napo on Sex Offenders Report

June 23, 2010: Closing Courts: The Cuts Begin

June 23, 2010: Strategy To Tackle Gangs

June 15, 2010: Courts and Mentally Disordered Offenders

June 8, 2010: Working With Muslims in Prison

June 1, 2010: Your Chance To Nominate a QC

May 10, 2004: Diversity and Race Equality - Update

The Home Office published two reports today (May 10, 2004) evaluating developments in promoting diversity and race equality among its staff.

The key findings of the 2003 annual report on the Home Secretary’s Race Equality Employment Targets are as follows:

  1. The police, prison and probation services all increased the proportion of minority ethnic staff, as did the Immigration Service.
  2. The Home Office itself has exceeded its 2004 target of 25 per cent representation of minority ethnic staff, with the current total standing at 31.1 per cent.
  3. In the Immigration & Nationality Directorate, of the candidates for recruitment who declared their ethnicity, 33 per cent of successful candidates were from ethnic minority groups.
  4. The percentage of minority ethnic staff at senior civil servant level is 3.8 per cent, exceeding the target set for 2009, and meeting the Cabinet Office’s target.

The key findings of the 2002-3 Employment Monitoring report under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 are:

  1. Of the 76 per cent of Home Office staff covered by the survey, 19 per cent were from ethnic minorities. Of the 48 per cent of IND staff covered by the survey, 27 per cent were from minority ethnic groups.
  2.  In the Home Office, the proportion of staff leaving is comparable between white and minority ethnic staff (14 per cent and 13 per cent respectively).