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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:18 am on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Mark Pawsey Mark Pawsey Conservative, Rugby 11:18 am, 17th October 2019

Many parents in Rugby have expressed concern about a sex and relationships education programme for primary schools, provided by Warwickshire County Council—it is called “All About Me”—that goes well beyond statutory guidance and involves sex education for children as young as nine years old, and potentially younger. It is important that parents are reassured that what their children are being taught in school is age-appropriate, so may we have a statement from the Secretary of State for Education on the appropriateness of that programme?