§ Mr. Ray Powell
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what assistance is given by the Government to the Workers Educational Association towards adult education in Wales.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
The two districts of the Workers Educational Association in Wales receive an annual grant from the Welsh Office towards the provision of courses of liberal adult education. In 1982–83 the grant allocation is £97,244 to the North Wales district and £141,755 to the South Wales district. Grant allocations for 1983–84 have not yet been made.
In addition, the Office made a grant under the urban programme of £10,627 in 1982–83 to the South Wales district of the association for the provision of a tutor organiser in Gwent. There will be a further grant of £11,289 for this purpose in 1983–84. A grant of £3,450 will also be made in 1983–84 to the North Wales district for the provision of Welsh language classes.