§ Mr. Dismore
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement about the teaching in schools of the history of the backgrounds of ethnic minorities in the United Kingdom. 
§ Mr. Charles Clarke
The National Curriculum sets the framework for teaching in schools, within which individual schools and teachers determine detailed delivery. National Curriculum history includes a number of study units covering British, European and world history. This presents a good deal of scope for schools to teach aspects of history relevant to the backgrounds of ethnic minority communities in the UK.