§ Mr. Woodward
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment on how many occasions in the past 10 years the Secretary of State for Education and Employment has used his powers to give directions under sections(a) 496 and (b) 497 of the Education Act 1996 (i) in relation to individual complaints of racial discrimination in education referred under section 57(5) of the Race Relations Act 1976, (ii) following findings of unlawful discrimination in a formal investigation by the Commission for Racial Equality and (iii) to enforce the general duty under section 19(1) of the Race Relations Act 1976. 
§ Jacqui Smith
In 1999–2000, 33 complaints of racial discrimination in education were received by the Department. None of these were referred to the Secretary of State. Information for previous years is not held centrally and could not be obtained except at disproportionate cost.