HC Deb 03 December 1979 vol 975 cc38-9W
Mr. Foster

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is satisfied that reductions in the youth, community and adult education services will not be especially damaging in rural areas, such as Teesdale.

Mr. Macfarlane

It is for the local education authorities, in rural as in other areas, to determine how and to what extent they should support these important services. They can best judge local needs and circumstances, and they must decide where savings in educational expenditure should fall.