HC Deb 27 March 1975 vol 889 cc288-9W
Mrs. Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what action he is taking to implement the recommendations of the Russell Report on adult education.

Mr. Prentice:

The provision of resources to combat adult illiteracy and the introduction of State awards for students at the long-term residential colleges are both consistent with the recommendations of the Russell Report. I hope further progress will be possible following discussions with the main adult education interests, but in our present difficult economic situation it is bound to he slower than I would wish.