HC Deb 28 June 1988 vol 136 c166W
Mr. David Young

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science on what(a) health and (b) other grounds the Health Education Authority's pack on AIDS and HIV was vetoed; and on what criteria such publications are rejected.

Mr. Dunn

The HEA pack has not been vetoed. The Government suggested certain changes—all of which have been accepted—to reflect developing medical knowledge on HIV and AIDS, to see that teachers and school governors were fully aware of the legal context before mounting teaching programmes, and to ensure the educational suitability of the material, especially for younger pupils.