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Education Maintenance Allowance

Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students received non-repayable maintenance grants from (a) each education authority in the county of Tyne and Wear and (b) English local education authorities in each of the last five years; and what the average grant received by such students was in each case in each of the last five years. (314006)

The information requested is in the table.

Grants for maintenance—Tyne and Wear and England1

Academic year

Grant

Gateshead

Newcastle upon Tyne

North Tyneside

South Tyneside

Sunderland

England

2004/05

HE Grant

Students

n/a

n/a

101,800

Average (£)

860

2005/06

HE Grant

Students

710

1,050

640

580

1,100

195,900

Average (£)

850

900

830

870

840

870

2006/07

Maintenance Grant2

Students

640

940

610

420

1,010

166,200

Average (£)

1,920

2,130

1,850

2,040

2,000

2,010

HE Grant

Students

540

820

500

450

680

154,700

Average (£)

890

910

840

890

970

890

2007/08

Maintenance Grant2

Students

1,120

1,690

1,090

760

1,740

301,400

Average (£)

2,050

2,170

1,920

2,200

2,140

2,090

HE Grant

Students

300

490

270

260

510

93,800

Average (£)

890

890

860

890

890

890

2008/09

Maintenance Grant 2

Students

1,640

2,520

1,700

1,110

2,740

466,100

Average (£)

2,100

2,230

2,000

2,190

2,180

2,140

HE Grant

Students

100

140

80

80

160

29,600

Average (£)

890

890

870

970

860

890

n/a = not available

1 Applicants awarded a full or partial grant. England student numbers rounded to nearest 100, other figures rounded to nearest 10. Consistent 2004/05 figures not available at local authority level.

2 Maintenance Grant figures include Special Support Grant.

Source:

Student Loans Company