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First Aid

Volume 401: debated on Tuesday 18 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Department for Education and Skills on teaching basic first aid to children in schools. [103215]

Department for Education and Skills and Department of Health officials have always worked closely together on this issue—most recently in the development of the Safety Education Guidance for schools.First aid training is included in the revised National Curriculum, introduced into schools in September 2000. This includes a non-statutory framework for Personal, Social and Health Education in both primary and secondary schools.