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Education Maintenance Allowance

Part of Opposition Day — [9th allotted day] – in the House of Commons at 3:01 pm on 19th January 2011.

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Photo of Paul Farrelly Paul Farrelly Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme 3:01 pm, 19th January 2011

Does my hon. Friend agree that, as with the rest of the cuts agenda, the Secretary of State's debt argument is simply a spurious decoy? Estimates of the debt position improved following the election, so the position was better after the election than when the Secretary of State promised that he would not abolish EMA.