HL Deb 27 March 2002 vol 633 c68WA
Lord Smith of Leigh

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How they intend to ensure that all students in publicly maintained schools are taught science in accordance with the national curriculum. [HL3436]

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Science is a core subject within the national curriculum with clearly defined programmes of study, general teaching requirements and attainment targets. Ofsted is the body with responsibility for inspecting schools and the quality of teaching in schools.