Violence against Women and Girls

Part of Contamination of Beef Products – in the House of Commons at 12:24 pm on 14th February 2013.

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Photo of Joan Ruddock Joan Ruddock Labour, Lewisham, Deptford 12:24 pm, 14th February 2013

Does my hon. Friend agree that many people will say that this education is the responsibility of parents and families and that it should not be done in schools? Many of its opponents—[Hon. Members: “Hear, hear.”] We can hear some such opponents on the Government Benches. I would say to them—I hope that my hon. Friend agrees—that many families do not have the capacity to educate their children, and many families, unfortunately, have violent relationships within them, and that is not appropriate to the education of children.