HC Deb 28 November 2000 vol 357 c582W
Dr. Julian Lewis

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the material on European Union issues it supplies to schools does not breach the requirements for impartial teaching of politically controversial matters. [140149]

Jacqui Smith

The Department has a commitment to reducing the bureaucratic burden on schools and closely monitors all information which it sends out. We do not regularly supply material on the European Union, or any other political topic, to schools. Any information it was deemed necessary to distribute would be balanced and impartial.