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Further And Adult Education

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether, in view of the proposed legislation on industrial democracy, she will encourage the expansion of further and adult education activities for the trade union representatives of particular firms as a group, on the position of their own firms.

The White Paper on industrial democracy (Cmnd. 7231) accepted that increased employee participation will give rise to new training needs and that Government money will be needed for training employees representatives. The nature and scale of the education and training need, the framework within which it will be provided and its rela- tionship with the mainstream of further and adult education provision remain to be decided in the light of consultations with interested parties, including the TUC.