Our statement of support for Caroline Lucas’ 10-minute PSHE Bill
On 15 July 2015, MPs from across all political parties voted in support of Caroline Lucas' PSHE Bill. Lucas' Ten Minute Rule Motion was pushed to a vote and MPs voted in support: 183:44. See Hansard for a full list of MPs voting and a transcript of the debate. There will now be a second reading of the PSHE Bill - scheduled for 22nd January 2016. The Bill would make SRE and PSHE statutory - see BBC article for details of the Bill.
The Sex Education Forum issued the following media release:
For immediate release: Wednesday 15th July 2015
Lucy Emmerson, Coordinator of the Sex Education Forum, based at the National Children's Bureau, said:
"MPs from across political parties have shown support for PSHE and sex and relationships education (SRE) by voting in favour of Caroline Lucas’ PSHE Bill. This mirrors the public endorsement for these vital subjects and repeated calls from parents, children and teachers for a guarantee that every child receives good quality sex and relationships education.
"With the Government due to respond imminently to the Education Select Committee report, we urge bold action to implement statutory SRE and PSHE in all primary and secondary schools, putting an end to a situation where many children miss out on vital education about their health and wellbeing."
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