HC Deb 22 November 1983 vol 49 c104W
43. Mr. Haynes

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what guidelines he issues to local education authorities concerning the provision of adult education.

Mr. Brooke

It is for the local education authorities to determine their programmes of adult education in the light of their assessment of local needs and the resources available to them. It is not the Department's practice to issue detailed guidelines. Innovation and good practice are, however, encouraged in various ways including through the Department's funding of various national organisations in the adult education field and through the work of Her Majesty's inspectors.