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Part of Education – in the House of Commons at 2:33 pm on 23rd May 2022.

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Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament 2:33 pm, 23rd May 2022

Last Friday was the 36th anniversary of the rebel amendment in the House of Lords proposed by Lady Cox, which banned the indoctrination of schoolchildren with partisan political views. Does the Secretary of State accept that the concept of anti-nuclear education, and of anti-imperialist education, which led to that ban, are to be compared with the concepts of vicious identity politics and of the decolonisation of subjects, which rightly fall foul of the legislation he cited?