§ Sir Russell Johnston
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what action she proposes to take in response to recommendation 1283 (1996) of the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe on history and the learning of history in Europe; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Forth
The Government make the recommendation, much of which is reflected in the national curriculum. My officials, together with members of Ofsted and the Schools Curriculum and Assessment Authority will continue to contribute to the Council of Europe's meetings and projects on history teaching in Europe.