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Student Grants (16 To 18-Year-Olds)

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what recent discussions she has held on the payment of benefits to schoolchildren in the 16 to 18-year-old age group.

I met representatives of the Council of Local Education Authorities in May and again in June. Most recently I met representatives of the local authority associations on 11th October.

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if it remains her intention to introduce mandatory grants for young people who remain at school beyond the age of 16 years.

50.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress she has made towards the introduction of a universal system of means-tested allowances for 16- to 18year-old pupils and students as from September 1979.

51.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what further steps she proposes to take to encourage school children to stay on beyond the age of 16 years, especially in areas of high unemployment.

I refer the hon. Members and my hon. Friends to the answer I gave earlier today to Questions from my hon. Friends the Members for Sowerby (Mr. Madden), Enfield, North (Mr. Davies) and Stockport, North (Mr. Bennett).