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Financial Assistance (Pupils)

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many local education authorities operate schemes of financial assistance to school pupils over statutory leaving age.

This is a matter for local authority discretion, and the Department does not require LEAs to provide details of how they use their powers; incomplete information available to the Department about 60 LEAs indicates that all operate schemes of financial assistance.