Oral Answers to Questions — Children, Schools and Families
Kevin Brennan (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Children, Schools and Families; Cardiff West, Labour)
The hon. Gentleman will be aware that Jim Rose's review is looking at the issue of dyslexia and dyslexia teaching in schools, and he is quite right that pupils with dyslexia might find themselves subject to bullying of that kind. It is fair to say that this Government have done more on bullying than any Government ever. We are spending £3.7 million this year on anti-bullying programmes. I think it is also fair to say that there used to be a culture in schools of "Bullying does not happen in our school." I am glad to say that that is no longer acceptable.