Dr Julian Lewis: Given that section 406(1)(b) of the Education Act 1996 already outlaws
“the promotion of partisan political views in the teaching of any subject in the school”,
will the Government take appropriate action without further delay against Brighton and Hove City Council, which is planning to indoctrinate seven-year-olds with critical race theory?
[The Minister for School Standards (Mr Robin Walker): My hon. Friend the Minister for Equalities [Kemi Badenoch] has been clear that critical race theory should never be taught as that – it is a contentious political viewpoint. We are working on making sure that we update our guidance on political impartiality in school, to make that absolutely clear.]