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Act of Union

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills in what ways the 300th Anniversary of the Act of Union between England and Scotland will be officially commemorated in events and activities in English schools. (116895)

The Department considers it important that schools have autonomy to plan their own timetables, including the commemoration of significant events. The current curricula for both Citizenship and History provide opportunities for schools to discuss the Act of Union. For instance, the statutory Citizenship curriculum for all secondary schools requires that pupils be taught about the origins and implications of the diverse national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom and the work of parliament and government.