§ Mr. Brady
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost to maintained schools of(a) setting up and (b) maintaining the ethnic monitoring programme required by the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000. 
§ Mr. Stephen Twigg
No such estimates have been made. The collection of ethnic monitoring data is not a new requirement on schools. Schools have been required by the DfES to collect ethnic background data on pupils since 1990.