HL Deb 26 July 1999 vol 604 cc151-2WA
Lord Dormand of Easington

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action they are taking to ensure that the non-religious point of view is included in the school curriculum. [HL3770]

The Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment (Baroness Blackstone)

The school curriculum requires schools to offer a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and opportunities exist for teaching about a breadth of religious and non-religious views. The Government have no plans to bring religious education into the national curriculum or to remove the statutory framework for religious education.