Hampshire MP welcomes cash boost for maths and literacy skills

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage

First published in Hampshire Business Hampshire Chronicle: Photograph of the Author by , Health Reporter

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 fighting illiteracy and innumeracy in the UK.

Ms Dinenage, pictured, 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 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.”

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