HC Deb 04 March 1975 vol 887 c353W
48. Mr. Gwilym Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress has been made in the discussions with adult education interests in respect of the Russell Committee's report; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Prentice

As a first step, officials of my Department have had informal discussions with officers of the local authority associations. I regret the delay in opening wider discussions but it is necessary to consider how best to proceed in difficult economic circumstances.