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Sex Education

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 7 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will consider publishing a leaflet for general use in schools covering such aspects of sex education as contraception, pregnancy and childbirth.

No. It is for individual schools and teachers to decide what teaching material to use. We have also made it clear that there should be the closest possible consultation and co-operation between schools and parents about the way in which sex education is provided.