Part of Rating and Valuation – in the House of Commons at 6:37 pm on 20th March 2019.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey 6:37 pm, 20th March 2019

This is always a sensitive subject, but we are talking about giving information to children about the daily reality of some of their contemporaries. Does the Minister not agree that we are talking about doing this in an atmosphere where we have seen what happens when being LGBT is somehow hidden and ashamed? It leads to bullying, high levels of self-hatred and mental health issues, self-harm and sometimes even suicide. Will he not just listen to those who wish completely to separate their children from basic human knowledge about the reality for LGBT pupils in schools?