THE MP for Gosport is hoping to break through the skills barrier and raise awareness of low levels of adult literacy and numeracy, as she chaired an event in the Houses of Parliament yesterday.
Caroline Dinenage brought together MPs and expert panellists from across the public and private sector to discuss issues surrounding poor adult literacy and numeracy.
She said: ‘A staggering one in six of the UK adult population are functionally illiterate and this has massive implications for the business and skills agenda.
‘It also blocks people’s ability to fulfil their potential and stifles aspiration and ambition.
‘I’m pleased that we’ve been able to get some key players around the table to discuss how to improve the conditions for adult learning.
‘It’s vital that we use this event as a springboard to push on from and raise the profile of this issue in Westminster.
‘I will continue to raise concerns with ministers and ensure it stays high on the government’s agenda.’