HC Deb 12 November 1987 vol 122 c183W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science why home economics is not included in the proposed national curriculum 5–16; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Rumbold

The number of foundation subjects within the national curriculum is limited by the need to give schools flexibility to cover other areas. Although home economics is not identified in the proposed legislation as a separate foundation subject, we expect some elements of it to feature in the national curriculum particularly through science, technology and art.