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

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Chair, Finance Committee (Commons) 6:37 pm, 20th March 2019

One reason I support the Government’s move is that all the evidence shows that good sex and relationships education enables youngsters to delay their first experience of sex, make healthier decisions about their sexual relationships and to enter into healthier sexual relationships throughout their whole lives. Does the Minister not find it utterly depressing that the one bit that people seem to object to is that pupils might be “exposed”—not my word, but other people’s—to the fact that there are homosexuals in society, and is that not deeply painful to gay parents, to children who might be gay or have gay uncles, aunts or other family members and to gay teachers?