HC Deb 10 June 1999 vol 332 c390W
Mr. Rammell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what provisions the National Curriculum contains to ensure the teaching of literacy in primary schools. [85427]

Mr. Charles Clarke

We have successfully introduced the National Literacy Strategy, which includes a literacy hour for all primary school pupils. Under the national curriculum review proposals, the English programmes of study have been aligned with the National Literacy Strategy "Framework for teaching" so that they support it fully.

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