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Adult Education

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on adult education. (146036)

We are spending more on adult learning than ever before, with over £3 billion in 2007-08 invested through the LSC.

Our priority is to help low skilled adults, with 1 million more adults now with essential employability skills and more than 1.6 million having gained Skills for Life qualifications. Lord Leitch’s Review recommended an ambition that the UK becomes world class in skills by 2020. We accept that ambition and will publish our response shortly.