Armed Forces: Ethnic Groups

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 18th July 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what targets his Department has set for the recruitment of ethnic minorities into the armed forces.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Armed Forces are working towards a target of 10% of recruits to come from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds by 2020, as announced by the previous Prime Minister prior to the 2015 election.

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