Blackpool South MP Scott Benton spoke in Parliament on Thursday 22nd June strongly expressing his view that the rewriting the reality of biological sex and allowing kids to identify as cats, dinosaurs and the moon is absurd. He asked for a debate on the steps the Government can take to ensure that young people are not being exposed and indoctrinated with ‘such nonsense’ in our schools.
This is what MP Benton said, ‘My right hon. Friend Sir Desmond Swayne has just highlighted that the absurd campaign to rewrite the biological reality of sex reached new heights this week, with a teacher branding a child “despicable” for refusing to accept a classmate was a cat. This comes after an investigation has found that schoolchildren are being allowed to identify as horses, dinosaurs and, in one case, a moon.
This type of indoctrination in our education system is deeply disturbing and must be addressed. The rights of parents and children simply must come first.
Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on the steps the Government can take to ensure that our young people are not being exposed and indoctrinated with such nonsense in our schools?’
The Leader of the House of Commons Penny Mordaunt replied to MP Benton, ‘My hon. Friend will know that the Department for Education is reviewing the relationships, sex and health education statutory guidance and is expecting that to go out to public consultation later this year. A huge amount of work has gone into this and the review is being carried out by an independent expert panel, with input from health, children’s development, curriculum experts and safeguarding. He can ask the Education Secretary about this at the next Education questions, on 17 July.’