§ Ms McCafferty
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment when he expects his Department's sex and relationships education guidance to be published. 
§ Jacqui Smith
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Employment published the sex and relationship education guidance on Friday and sent a copy to each Member of Parliament. It will be a416W significant step forward in supporting schools, teachers and governors to deliver effective sex and relationship education. It is underpinned by the Personal, Social and Health Education framework and the National Healthy School Standard. This fulfils a commitment in the Government's Teenage Pregnancy Report to issue new guidance on sex education as part of our drive to tackle teenage pregnancy. Copies are available in the Library.