HC Deb 10 January 2000 vol 342 c41W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what is his policy on the teaching of(a) six to 11-year-olds and (b) 11 to 16-year-olds about homosexuality as part of personal and social education. [103338]

Jacqui Smith

The Government have now published a new framework for PSHE designed to help pupils develop into confident, healthy and responsible individuals and help them to deal with difficult moral and social questions that arise in their lives and in society, including addressing issues such as homophobic bullying. The Government support teaching through this framework.