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Youth, Community And Adult Services

Volume 975: debated on Monday 3 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is satisfied that reductions in the youth, community and adult education services will not be especially damaging in rural areas, such as Teesdale.

It is for the local education authorities, in rural as in other areas, to determine how and to what extent they should support these important services. They can best judge local needs and circumstances, and they must decide where savings in educational expenditure should fall.