HC Deb 06 July 2000 vol 353 c268W
21. Mr. Kidney

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what support his Department is continuing to give to schools for the teaching of numeracy skills. [127941]

Jacqui Smith

The National Numeracy Strategy began in primary schools last September, supported by a training programme for all schools. We are continuing to fund over 370 local numeracy consultants to provide a wide range of intensive support and training to those schools in most need. This year, 27,000 teachers will attend our highly successful five-day intensive training course.