HL Deb 12 December 2001 vol 629 c211WA
Lord Quirk

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the citizenship, parenting, sex and relationship education elements in the national curriculum are adequate to ensure that young people have access to research findings on the outcomes for children of widely ranging family structures. [HL1926]

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

The framework for personal, social and health education for all key stages and citizenship at key stages 1 and 2 recognises that in-school provision should complement the personal and social development of pupils provided at home. We believe our framework provides teachers with the flexibility to discuss the issues. However, in line with other subjects in the national curriculum, we rely on teachers' professionalism to choose appropriate materials, including relevant research findings, to support their teaching.