§ 45. Mr. Roy Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she has now completed her study of the report of Sir Lionel Russell's Committee of Inquiry into Adult Education; when she will begin consultations with adult education bodies on the implementation of its recommendations; and if she will make a statement.
§ 46. Miss Fookes
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will make a statement regarding the 81W implementation of the Russell Report on Adult Education.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
I would refer the hon. Member and my hon. Friend to the answer I gave earlier today to a Question by the hon. Member for Woolwich, West (Mr. Hamling).
§ Mr. Kinnock
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what correspondence she has received from the Workers' Educational Association concerning the implementation of the Russell Report on Adult Education; what reply she has sent; and what action she proposes to take.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
The association wrote to my right hon. Friend on 18th October suggesting how it might contribute to the implementation of the Russell Report and setting out the additional resources it would need. She has replied that she will carefully examine the association's proposals but that final decisions about the report's recommendations will not be taken till discussions with the major adult education interests, which she hopes to arrange within the next few weeks, have been completed.