Press release

Press briefing: morning 4 February 2015

The Prime Minister's Official Spokesperson answered questions about the Child Abuse Inquiry, women on boards and sex education in school.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Chair of Independent Child Abuse Inquiry

When asked about the announcement of the new chair of the Independent Child Abuse Inquiry, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said that the Prime Minister’s view was that the right person for the inquiry had been appointed, and that the process with regard to potential candidates for this role had been extensive.

Women on boards

When asked about the introduction of targets for female executive directors on boards, the PMOS said the Prime Minister’s view was that it was good that progress had been made, and that he wanted to see more done in this area.

Sex education in schools

When asked about sex education for five year olds, the PMOS said the Prime Minister thought that the government’s approach was the right one. Sex and relationship lessons are compulsory in all local authority secondary schools. It is up to the discretion of primary schools whether they choose to teach it.

Published 4 February 2015