§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what action he intends to take regarding the growing numbers of school children being infected by hepatitis; if he is satisfied with the hygiene facilities in schools; and if he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Boyson
The Education (School Premises) Regulations 1981 require every school to have adequate washing facilities. It is for teachers and parents to ensure that pupils make sufficient use of these in the interests of hygiene. Advice on health education, which is the responsibility of the local education authorities and the schools, is given in the Department's publication "Health Education in the School Curriculum".