HC Deb 10 April 2002 vol 383 c135W
Phil Hope

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether the Department is considering ways of extending the requirements for citizenship in the national curriculum to include the Youth Service curriculum. [46330]

Mr. Ivan Lewis

The Youth Service does not have a specific curriculum. In its consultation document, "14–19: extending opportunities, raising standards", the Government have proposed that all young people should participate in active citizenship, wider interests and work-related learning. As part of their agenda for youth services in England, "Transforming Youth Work—Developing Youth Work for Young People", the Government aim to develop innovative youth work projects designed to enhance the engagement of young people in local democratic processes.