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Education Maintenance Allowance

Part of Opposition Day — [9th allotted day] – in the House of Commons at 3:15 pm on 19th January 2011.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour, Huddersfield 3:15 pm, 19th January 2011

May I remind the Secretary of State of what one of his favourites, the Policy Exchange, said?

"The only possible remaining argument for the EMA is social justice-that young people from poorer backgrounds deserve to be supported from 16 rather than at 18. This is a pretty weak argument".

So that is another one, and the Institute for Fiscal Studies has looked again at its original research, as he well knows.