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Education Maintenance Allowance

Volume 457: debated on Wednesday 7 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many people in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex have received an educational maintenance allowance; (125444)

(2) how many young people in Eastbourne received an educational maintenance allowance in each year since the introduction of the allowance.

This is a matter for the Learning and Skills Council, who operate the education maintenance allowance (EMA) for the DfES and hold the information about take-up and payments made under the scheme. Mark Haysom, the Council’s Chief Executive, will write to the hon. Gentleman with the information requested and a copy of his reply will be placed in the Library.