Religious Schools: Admission Policies - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:59 pm on 29th April 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Bakewell Baroness Bakewell Labour 2:59 pm, 29th April 2019

I thank the Minister for that Answer. Fifty-two per cent of British adults identify themselves as having no religion, and 53% of rural primary schools are faith schools. Almost three in 10 families in England live in areas where most or all of the closest primary schools are faith schools. What have the Government to say about children effectively being forced into faith schools against their parents’ wishes?