HC Deb 09 April 1964 vol 692 c228W
32. Mr. Fletcher

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, in view of the representations that have been made, if he will reconsider the decision announced in his circular of 24th February declining to grant-aid any additional appointments of full-time tutors or expansion of part-time work in extra-mural departments.

Mr. Hogg

No. As my right hon. Friend told the hon. Member for Bradford, South (Mr. George Craddock) on 19th March, the Government do not feel justified in supporting further expansion in adult education this year over and above what was sanctioned in 1963–64 in view of their heavy and increasing commitments on other forms of education. It has, however, been agreed that the four long-term residential colleges should carry out their expansion plans over the next few years.