MP chairing event on adult literacy and numeracy

Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Councillor David Fuller, Georgie Howard, 18, Head of Gaskell House, and deputy headmistress Heather Trim with students at the start of the walk Picture: Sally Tiller

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GOSPORT MP Caroline Dinenage has set her sights on tackling low levels of adult literacy and numeracy, as she chairs an event in the Houses of Parliament next week.

Ms Dinenage will bring together a range of experts from across the adult learning sector to discuss issues surrounding the problem and identify innovative ways to tackle it.

She said: ‘One in six adults are considered functionally illiterate and this has considerable social and economic implications.

‘I hope this briefing will give all those wishing to improve the conditions for adult learning the chance to air their concerns.’

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