HC Deb 20 December 1973 vol 866 c383W
Mr. John E. B. Hill

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will make a statement on the Russell Report on Adult Education.

Mrs. Thatcher

My hon. Friend will understand, in the light of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's recent statement, that the discussions on the Russell Report which I had hoped to initiate soon will have to be deferred. I attach great importance, however, to the adult education service, which has developed rapidly in recent years, and as soon as circumstances permit I shall invite the interested bodies to discuss how this development may be sustained and the quality of the service further improved.