§ Ms Oona King
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what is the total number of pupils excluded from schools in England in each of the last three years; and what is the total number of ethnic minority pupils excluded from schools. 888W
§ Jacqui Smith
The information requested is shown in the table.
Number of permanent exclusion, by ethnic group from schools in England1: 1995–96 to 1997–98 Year Number of permanent exclusions 2 Number of ethnic minority permanent exclusions 1995–96 12,476 2,196 1996–97 12,668 2,113 1997–98 12,298 1,995 1 Includes Maintained Primary, Secondary, Special and Non Maintained Special Schools 2 Includes some pupils who were unclassified according to ethnic group