Schools: Faith Schools and Free Schools — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:06 pm on 28th January 2015.

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Photo of Lord Singh of Wimbledon Lord Singh of Wimbledon Crossbench 3:06 pm, 28th January 2015

My Lords, I declare an interest as the director of the network of Sikh organisations responsible for the inspection of Sikh faith schools. The teaching of gender equality and respect for other faiths is obligatory in Sikh faith schools. Does the Minister agree that any school that fails to do that should be treated as a failing school?