Basic Skills

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th May 2018.

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Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education) 12:00 am, 14th May 2018

We fully fund maths and English provision for adults and will do the same for digital from 2020. A record number of 19-year-olds now hold a level 2 qualification in English and maths. We perform to above the OECD average for literacy, at 14 out 34, but we perform below the OECD average for numeracy, at 20 out of 30, and we have to change that.