HC Deb 26 October 1989 vol 158 cc536-7W
Mr. Marlow

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his estimate of the percentage of children from each of the major ethnic minorities in(a) primary and (b) secondary education in England and Wales.

Mr. Alan Howarth

The information requested is not available centrally, but my right hon. Friend has announced in circular 16/89 that statistics will be collected by local education authorities from September 1990 and that aggregate returns will be made to the Department in the summer of 1991.