asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will take steps to introduce a system of mandatory maintenance grants for young people who remain in education after the age of 16 years; and if he will make a statement.
The Expenditure Committee has made recommendations on this. The Government's response will, as I said in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Lewisham, West (Mr. Price) on 6th May—[Vol. 891, c. 1201.]—be set out in a White Paper.