MPs to debate parents' rights in LGBT inclusive education

Labour MP Roger Godsiff has called for the debate. Credit: PA

MPs will debate parental involvement in teaching as rows continue over whether children should learn about LGBT relationships in family education.

It comes as Labour MP Roger Godsiff expressed concern and the debate will take place in the House of Commons on Tuesday evening.

The row, sparked by storybooks featuring LGBT families in relationships education, has caused protests outside Birmingham schools since the start of the year.

It follows just weeks after Birmingham City Council went to court to win an injunction to create an exclusion zone around Anderton Park Primary School in Sparkhill.

The Labour MP for Birmingham Hall Green has previously supported protesters outside the school gates.

Protests have now been temporarily banned from outside Anderton Park Primary school. Credit: PA

Mr Godsiff has already been given a warning earlier this month by Labour's chief whip, Nick Brown, for supporting the protests outside Anderton Park Primary School, in his constituency.

He was reportedly filmed telling the protesters "you’re right" and that they had a "just cause".

An interim injunction has been put in place around the school to keep protesters away from gathering at the gates.

After hearing about the injunction, Birmingham City Council said: "All our schools must be safe spaces and we will not tolerate the ongoing intimidation of parents, hard-working school staff and local residents."

A retrial will be held towards the end of July to decide whether the protests can continue.