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Political Neutrality in Schools

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:10 am on 10th March 2020.

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Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Conservative, New Forest East 11:10 am, 10th March 2020

I am grateful to the Minister for confirming that the 1986 amendment was carried forward in subsequent legislation. Does he agree that, as Ruth Cadbury said, it is perfectly normal for politicians to go and talk about politics in their local schools? However, when I put forward a view—I speak for myself and I hope for her and most other hon. Members—I always emphasise that there are other politicians who would put forward a contrary view. That is perfectly allowed, is it not, by the legislation?