§ 38. Mr. Haselhurst
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is her policy with regard to the report of Her Majesty's Inspectorate on political education in schools; and if she will make a statement.
§ 51. Mr. Kinnock
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations she has received from Her 78W Majesty's Inspectorate and trade unions concerning the desirability of making sytematic provision of education in citizenship and politics in secondary schools.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
A recently published collection of working papers about the school curriculum for 11–16-year-olds prepared by Her Majesty's inspectors included one about education for political competence. I welcome the interest which this paper has aroused amongst both educators and others and I believe that the schools have an important contribution to make in equipping boys and girls to play their part as responsible citizens in a parliamentary democracy.