HC Deb 11 January 2001 vol 360 c616W
13. Mr. Luff

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what recent representations he has received from local education authorities about the future of the collective act of worship in schools. [143471]

Jacqui Smith

We have received only seven such representations. They asked for changes to be made to the arrangements for collective worship in schools.

We are committed to the existing arrangements, which promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Ofsted inspections and the role of SACREs underpin our commitment.