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Education Maintenance Allowance

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 20 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of post-16 students in each local education authority area are in receipt of education maintenance allowance, broken down by those attending (a) grammar schools, (b) secondary modern schools, (c) comprehensive schools, (d) sixth form colleges and (e) further education colleges. (140448)

[holding answer 4 June 2007]: 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, has written to the hon. Member with the information requested and a copy of his reply has been placed in the House Library.