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Many UK adults lagging on literacy skills, report says

8 October 2013 Last updated at 19:36 BST

The literacy and numeracy skills of young people in parts of the UK are among the lowest in the developed world, according to a report.

Research carried out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says young adults in England and Northern Ireland are falling well behind their counterparts in Asia and Europe.

Reeta Chakrabarti reports.