§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what action he intends taking to encourage the growth of adult education in line with the increasing leisure time available to most people.
§ Dr. Boyson
My right hon. and learned Friend recognises the part that adult education can play in the personal development of adults of all ages and will consider carefully the advice he receives from the advisory council for224W adult and continuing education under that part of its remit which is:To promote the development of future policies and priorities with full regard to the concept of education as a process continuing throughout life.
§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what extra resources he will allocate to encourage adult basic education.
§ Dr. Boyson
The advisory council for adult and continuing education was asked by the former Secretary of Stateto advise on the best way of building on the adult literacy campaign of the last three years in order to create and implement a coherent strategy for the basic education of adults, including continuing provision for adult literacy".
This report has now been received and my right hon. and learned Friend will be studying its recommendations before coming to a decision on the question of resources.