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Sexual Health Education

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what expenditure is planned for sexual health education in schools in each of the next three years. (82546)

It is for local authorities and schools to decide the level of resources required to support sexual health education in schools taking account of local needs. We are working to improve the quality of sexual health education in maintained schools. The Department for Education and Skills, together with Department of Health, is supporting the PSHE certification programme for teachers with over £2 million in 2006-07. In addition, both Departments are supporting the national healthy schools programme with £12.3 million of funding in 2006-07. These programmes support schools in delivering sexual health education as part of broader programmes.