Clause 84

Part of Equality Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 7:30 pm on 23 June 2009.

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Photo of Evan Harris Evan Harris Shadow Science Minister 7:30, 23 June 2009

I suppose it helps to explain why the change is being made. However, I hope that the Committee will reflect on whether potential for mischief is being created in respect of the wide exemption due to the lack of clarity in determining what is curriculum and what is the delivery of the curriculum. If the problem is a challenging idea, one would expect that to be delivered to the pupil through education. My concern is that we will be muddying the waters rather than keeping clear restrictions on what schools should be doing in sensitive areas such as race and sexual orientation.