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Education Maintenance Allowance

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many applications for the education maintenance allowance for 2008-09 are being processed. (248602)

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). The helpline, assessment and payment function for EMA has transferred to Capita from 28 November 2008. 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 Libraries.