§ Mr. Thurnham
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to extend further education in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
Enrolment at colleges of further Education has increased by almost 40 per cent. over the last 10 years. The Department of Education and the area boards have responded to increased demands by the provision of new permanent and temporary accommodation, increased staffing and enhancement of equipment.
We will continue to respond to needs as they arise.