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Health Education

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 7 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will seek to amend the Education Act 1944 to make it mandatory for all schools to provide health education programmes having regard to recommendations on this matter by the Select Committee on Expenditure, the Court report, the Mikes report and the Royal Commission on the National Health Service.

No. The details of school curricula are matters for individual local education authorities and schools.