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24 September, 2003

Hutton Inquiry good for Citizenship lessons says Blunkett

David Blunkett has said that coverage of the Hutton Inquiry into the death of Dr David Kelly makes a 'very good case study' for exploring the rich complexities of political debate.

Reported in The Times today, the Home Secretary wants teachers to see the inquiry not as a bad thing but as an opportunity to 'show how things work and things don't work, how people are human beings and how they respond under pressure'. Mr Blunkett expressed his thoughts on the eve of his speech to a conference on 'Democracy and Participation'. The conference, on the need to revitalise public interest in government, sees the publication of research into the decline of public trust in government. The research was carried out over four years by the Economic and Social Research Council. Share

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