HC Deb 01 March 1967 vol 742 c115W
Mr. Cordle

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the approximate total financial cost to public funds of adult education open to the public in technical colleges and similar establishments; and what proportion is devoted, respectively, to modern languages, commercial subjects, such as secretarial, accountancy and management skills, technological subjects, such as electronics, metal work and similar industrial processes or skills, educational subjects, aimed at obtaining professional qualifications such as a university degree, and social and amenity subjects, such as cookery, music, drama and literature.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

In the financial year 1965–66, the total current and capital costs, excluding grants to students, of further and adult education borne by local education authorities in England and Wales, amounted to £174 million. A split of the costs between various types of courses is not practicable because most of the courses share teachers and facilities within the establishments in which they are conducted.