HC Deb 28 June 1971 vol 820 cc50-1W
Mr. Bishop

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage and amount of the total cost of education was spent on adult education in the past five years and what is the estimated figure for future spending; and if she will ensure a greater allocation of resources for adult education, especially in areas of high and sustained unemployment, and particularly through the Workers' Educational Association.

Mrs. Thatcher

The greater part of the provision is by local education authorities, and full information about their past and projected expenditure is not available. Before considering future developments, I shall wait for the report of the Russell Committee on Adult Education.