Law and religion round-up – 23rd July

Faith school admissions in England

On Monday, there was a short debate on an oral Question in the Lords, when Baroness Burt of Solihull (Lib Dem) asked His Majesty’s Government “what assessment they have made of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child’s recommendation that the United Kingdom should prevent the use of religion as a selection criterion for school admissions in England”.

Baroness Barran, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education replied: Continue reading