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Education Maintenance Allowance

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many staff Capita plans to employ to administer the education maintenance allowance; (254206)

(2) whether all applicants for education maintenance allowance in the present academic year have been awarded grants backdated to the start of that year;

(3) how many education maintenance allowance payments have not been made.

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). Mark Haysom the LSC’s chief executive, will write to the hon. Member for Cotswold with the information requested and a copy of his reply will be placed in both Libraries.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 1846W, on education maintenance allowance, how many students have (a) received a notice of entitlement for the education maintenance allowance, (b) successfully enrolled and (c) received at least one payment since September 2008. (254483)

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). 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 both Libraries.