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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

The circumstances of 1986, which led to the legislation, were that some people were advocating the introduction of anti-imperialist studies in schools, and peace studies—anti-nuclear propaganda—was also being spread. It was those paradigm cases that led Parliament to legislate, and I am grateful to the Minister for his clear utterance that such legislation still holds good today.