I am grateful to the Minister for allowing me to intervene again. I am putting the view of the JCHR, which was established by Parliament to give such advice. The Minister can say that he is not interested in it or that he disagrees with it. That is his right, but he must know that some, not all, faith schools wish to teach that homosexuality is sinful. I believe that the place for such...
The opt-out already exists in religious education and collective worship, as the hon. Gentleman is aware, but case law now shows that when children become competent to make up their own minds, it is an infringement of their rights for parents to withdraw them, or not to withdraw them, from collective worship-for example, compulsory prayer. Under his logic, should parents who feel passionately...
The hon. Gentleman should be aware of the 12th report of 2009-10 of the Joint Committee on Human Rights. It was written after the Government tabled an amendment on the measure in question, which the Committee viewed as follows: "a provision which expressly subjects principles of accuracy, balance, pluralism, equality and diversity to the right of faith schools to teach sex and relationships...
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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- NHS Professionals
- Research Ethics Committees
- Waiting Times
- Mental Health
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Commons Science and Technology Committee (7 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Science Minister (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Science), Innovation, Universities and Skills (21 Jul 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Member, Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee (18 Apr 2008 to 7 Oct 2009)
- Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 18 Apr 2008)
- Shadow Minister, Innovation, Universities and Skills (5 Jul 2007 to 21 Jul 2008)
- Science, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (21 Mar 2006 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Science, Non-Departmental & Cross Departmental Responsibilities (19 Oct 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 20 Aug 2008)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
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- Has spoken in 81 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 37 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 69.18% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 34 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 104 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 819 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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