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Education Maintenance Allowance

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils studying for (a) further mathematics, (b) physics, (c) chemistry and (d) mathematics A-level have been in receipt of education maintenance allowance in each year since its introduction; and what the equivalent number was in the year before its introduction. (240606)

The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) is responsible for the operation of the education maintenance allowance (EMA) scheme. The LSC does not collect information about the A-level subjects studied by EMA recipients.

EMA was rolled out nationally in England from September 2004. The A-level entry time series from the 2002/03 academic year onwards can be found at

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000769/index.shtml