HC Deb 25 March 1994 vol 240 cc432-3W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what encouragement and practical support he is giving to the Liverpool city of learning campaign; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Boswell

My right hon. Friend warmly applauds the initiative of the higher and further education institutions in Liverpool, and the many partners with whom they are working, to ensure that continuing education plays a vital part in the social, cultural and economic development of the city. This is a local initiative, to which local support is the key. No financial or other support has been sought from the Department; and I understand that Professor Peter Toyne, who is leading the initiative, has explicitly said that he does not seek such support.

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