§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make it his policy to establish national education and training targets for Wales to cover(a) foundation and (b) lifetime learning.
§ Mr. David Hunt
The national education and training targets, proposed by the CBI and others, have been endorsed by the Government. I shall be sending a letter today to education, training and employers' organisations throughout Wales emphasising the importance of the targets to the Welsh economy. My letter declares the need for Wales to sustain an ambitious rate of progress towards the Great Britain targets, and explains that I shall be encouraging progress and reviewing the position annually. A copy of my letter is being placed in the Library of the House.