§ 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.