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Religious Education

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 4 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he is satisfied with the current operation and requirements of the Education Act in respect of religious education; whether he is satisfied that most schools are satisfying those requirements; and whether he will make a statement.

I am satisfied in general that schools are doing their best to provide religious education and worship in ways which are appropriate to the present day, and that the Education Act 1944 provides an adequate framework for this.