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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:11 am on 11th June 2020.

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Photo of John Cryer John Cryer Labour, Leyton and Wanstead 11:11 am, 11th June 2020

May we have a debate, or at least a statement, specifically on incorporating black history into the national curriculum? I say that quite aside from recent events; the period when the former colonies gained their freedom and the people who took part in that struggle is now slipping from memory and into history. We do not want that collective memory to be lost. Just to add one other thing, the first non-white person to be elected to this place was actually Shapurji Saklatvala, who was elected just after the first world war. I would like that to be on the record.