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Religious Education

Volume 82: debated on Wednesday 10 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proposals he has in the context of the proposals contained in the White Paper, "Better Teaching" on in-service training for teachers, to strengthen the teaching of religious education in schools; and if he will make a statement.

The new funding arrangements for in-service training proposed in the White Paper "Better Schools" are intended to promote more systematic procedures for identifying teachers' needs for training, for matching training needs with suitable training activities and for making good use of teachers after training. Such improved procedures should serve to strengthen teaching in religious education as in other subjects.