Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage welcomes £50m for adult literacy and numeracy schemes

MP welcomes £50m boost to help adults improve English/maths skills

MP welcomes £50m boost to help adults improve English/maths skills

First published in News

A HAMPSHIRE MP has welcomed a massive cash boost to help adults improve their English and maths skills.

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage says a £50m injection to the adult skills budget will be vital in ending illiteracy and innumeracy in the UK.

Ms Dinenage, who last year co-founded the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Maths and Numeracy, said: “It’s shocking that in the UK today one in six adults in the UK are functionally illiterate, while one in five lack basic maths skills. I hope that this funding will help drive forward my campaign to end illiteracy and innumeracy in the UK by giving support to those who so desperately need it.”

The money, made available through the European Social Fund, is intended to reach some of the 7.4 million adults in the workforce who lack level 2 or above qualifications - equivalent to A*-C at GCSE level.

It will particularly be targeted at female and disabled workers working for over eight hours a week.

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1:59pm Tue 20 May 14

forest hump says...

Why?? Had their chance at school and blew it. If they are non-British then it is a scandal.
Why?? Had their chance at school and blew it. If they are non-British then it is a scandal. forest hump
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5:12pm Tue 20 May 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Oh is this the caring Ms Dineage ..... who claimed £3.95p from taxpayers for a pack of three condolence cards ....
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She once said that she was determined not to be like Peter Viggers who claimed for a floating duck island .....
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Well you are exactly like him ....... its just the scale of the insult to taxpayers thats a bit smaller
Oh is this the caring Ms Dineage ..... who claimed £3.95p from taxpayers for a pack of three condolence cards .... . She once said that she was determined not to be like Peter Viggers who claimed for a floating duck island ..... . Well you are exactly like him ....... its just the scale of the insult to taxpayers thats a bit smaller Lone Ranger.
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7:08pm Tue 20 May 14

Linesman says...

I hope that loosehead enrols. Let's face it, he is in dire need!
I hope that loosehead enrols. Let's face it, he is in dire need! Linesman
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7:56pm Tue 20 May 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Linesman wrote:
I hope that loosehead enrols. Let's face it, he is in dire need!
I didnt think that they did lost causes !!
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: I hope that loosehead enrols. Let's face it, he is in dire need![/p][/quote]I didnt think that they did lost causes !! Lone Ranger.
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