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Has the right hon. Gentleman considered the wise and splendid words written on this subject by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Woodford (Sir W. Churchill) when an earlier attack was launched by this Government on adult education, when he said:
There is perhaps no branch of our vast educational system which should more attract within its particular sphere the aid and encouragement of the State than adult education…. The appetite of adults to be shown the foundations and processes of thought"—
With respect, Mr. Speaker, I thought I might legitimately quote from an example of what the same right hon. Gentleman calls, in a part I have refrained from quoting, "the ever-conquering English language." I wish to ask the right hon. Gentleman whether or not he wishes to cherish the continuity of our island life in the way recommended by his right hon. Friend.
Certainly. Sir; but in view of what the hon. Gentleman has said, it is remarkable that there was not much greater financial provision made by himself and his right hon. and hon. Friends than by the present Government.