§ Ms Perham
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how much Government money was spent on the Equal Opportunities Commission in(a) 1995–96 and (b) 1996–97; and what estimate he has made of the annual gross cost of enforcing the Sex Discrimination Acts in (i) 1995–96 and (ii) 1996–97. 
§ Mr. Andrew Smith
The Department for Education and Employment made the following grant-in-aid payments to the Equal Opportunities Commission:(a) £6.429 million in 1995–96 and (b) £5.821 million in 1996–97. There is no estimate of the annual gross cost of enforcing the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 in these years.