HC Deb 05 June 2000 vol 351 c135W
Mr. Clappison

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if the textbook entitled Minds and Machines—Britain 1750–1900, published by Longman, is an approved text for Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum. [122348]

Jacqui Smith

It has always been for governing bodies and teachers to decide which books best meet the requirements of the National Curriculum in their school. In history at Key Stage 3, the curriculum requires the study of Britain 1750–1900 including how worldwide expansion, industrialisation and political developments combined to shape modern Britain.

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