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Education Maintenance Allowance

Part of Opposition Day — [9th allotted day] – in the House of Commons at 3:09 pm on 19th January 2011.

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Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Chair, Education Committee 3:09 pm, 19th January 2011

It is a pleasure to take part in the debate about scrapping the education maintenance allowance. I share the frustration of many Opposition Members about the potential impact of abolishing it. However, although they may deny the relevance of the deficit, my anger is directed at the Labour party and the state in which the previous Government left the public finances.