§ 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 39W needs and circumstances, and they must decide where savings in educational expenditure should fall.