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Adult Education

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the latest numbers of students taking adult education classes in schools and colleges; and what steps he is taking to increase the numbers of students in adult education and the number of available courses.

In November 1978, the latest date for which figures are available, there were just over 2 million enrolments at adult education centres administered by local education authorities in England and Wales. In addition, it is estimated that there were a further half a million enrolments on comparable courses at maintained, assisted and grant-aided further education establishments. It is for local education authorities to determine, in the light of local needs, priorities and available resources, what provision of this type can be made in their areas.