HC Deb 05 February 1998 vol 305 cc799-800W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans he has for introducing international development into the National Curriculum. [27172]

Ms Estelle Morris

There are already requirements and opportunities for pupils to study issues related to international development through the National Curriculum, particularly in geography and history. The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority is due to give formal advice this Spring on the scope and nature of possible revisions to the National Curriculum after 2000. Meanwhile, the new flexibility in the primary curriculum will give schools more opportunity to offer intentional development education if they wish.