§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, if he has any proposals to extend the basic adult education to assist the long-term unemployed to acquire marketable skills.
§ Dr. Boyson
It is for local education authorities to determine how far they can extend the provision they make to help adult students improve their standards of literacy and basic mathematics, and their ability to find jobs. My right hon. and learned Friend is studying the case for some continued central support for work in adult literacy and in work related to the basic skills needed for employment.