Adult Literacy and Numeracy - Business, Innovation and Skills Committee Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the Committee's inquiry page at

Tuesday 11 February 2014  Question number
David Hughes, CEO, the National Institute of Adults Continuing Education (NIACE), Helen Casey, Executive Director, the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy and Judith Norrington, Director of Policy, Research and Regulation, City and Guilds Q1-32
Libby Coleman, author, Yes, We Can Read, Tom Wilson, Director, Unionlearn, TUC and Linda Curtis, volunteer for Read & Grow initiative Q33-54
Di Lloyd, Principal, St Vincent College, Out There project, Jez Langhorn, Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer, McDonald's and Neil Couling, Director, Benefit Strategy, DWP (Operations Director, Job Centre Plus) Q55-95

Tuesday 18 March 2014
Brigadier Gary Morris, Director of Educational Capability, The Army, Nina Champion, Head of Policy, Prisoners Education Trust, Anna Page, Policy, Public Affairs & Research Manager, St Mungo's and Audrey Mitchell, Director of North London and Outreach Services, Thames Reach Q96-139
Heather Akehurst, Chief Executive, Open Awards, Professor John Field, Chair, Scotland's Learning Partnership, Mike Ellicock, Chief Executive, National Numeracy, Jonathan Douglas, Director, National Literacy Trust and Genevieve Clarke, Adult Literacy Specialist, The Reading Agency Q140-167
Karen Adriaanse, HMI Specialist adviser, the National Adviser for careers guidance and employability, OFSTED, Keith Smith, Executive Director, Skills Funding Agency and Lesley Giles, Deputy Director, UK Commission of Employment and Skills Q168-192

Tuesday 8 April 2014
Matthew Hancock MP, Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, and Catherine Paulson-Ellis, Assistant Director, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Q193-267

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