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Education Maintenance Allowance

Part of Opposition Day — [9th allotted day] – in the House of Commons at 5:10 pm on 19th January 2011.

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Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi Conservative, Stratford-on-Avon 5:10 pm, 19th January 2011

I echo the words of my hon. Friend Mr Ward and thank the Opposition for this debate on EMA. Historically, they have been vexed about how to pay for the scheme.

If we are to have a credible debate today- [ Interruption. ] I apologise, Madam Deputy Speaker. My tie to support the campaign against bowel cancer was making that noise-it is a musical tie that the campaign was giving out.