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Sex education

THE TORIES called for a more realistic approach to sex education claiming that it was currently "irrelevant" to many youngsters. Teresa Gorman, the MP for Billericay, told MPs the current curriculum "doesn't exactly relate to a child who is under pressure from the boy sitting next to her to go round the bicycle sheds for a little bit of rumpty tum".

GM foods

LABOUR MPs attacked ministers for believing that rows over genetically modified foods were "just a matter of presentation".

Today's agenda

Commons 11.30am:

Treasury questions.

Lords 3pm: HFC Bank Bill, Water Industry Bill, Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill committee.