Education and Skills written question – answered on 22nd May 2006.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills why the introduction of the Connexions Card was not combined with the introduction of education maintenance allowance.

Photo of Beverley Hughes Beverley Hughes Minister of State (Children, Young People and Families), Department for Education and Skills, Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Children, Young People and Families)

Connexions Card and education maintenance allowance are different Government projects which were introduced in different years. Elements of both were contracted out under separate tendering processes in line with Government procedure.

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