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Education Maintenance Allowance

Part of Opposition Day — [9th allotted day] – in the House of Commons at 1:24 pm on 19th January 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Justice) 1:24 pm, 19th January 2011

The infamous Cameron Direct meeting that has been raised took place in Hammersmith on 6 January last year. Sadly, I was not at the meeting because I was handing out leaflets outside, but this morning I spoke to the person who asked the relevant question. The Prime Minister said:

"We've looked at Educational Maintenance Allowances...no we don't have any plans to get rid of them."

Where does my right hon. Friend think the Government now stand with their credibility on this issue?