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Education Maintenance Allowance

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the reasons are for the delays in making education maintenance allowance payments; and if he will make a statement. (230366)

This is a matter for the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) who operate the education maintenance allowance (EMA) for the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and hold information about payments made under the scheme. Mark Haysom, the LSC's chief executive, will write to the hon. Member for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton with the information requested and a copy of his reply will be placed in the House Library.