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Biology Students

Volume 83: debated on Friday 19 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received recently about alternatives to dissection in courses for biology students; and if he will make a statement.

My right hon. Friend has not received any recent representations about alternatives to dissection for biology courses in schools. Decisions on the use of alternative material are for the schools themselves; the Government have no plans to seek to issue guidance on this matter.