Letter from Geoff Russell, dated
I am writing in response to your Parliamentary Question 324222 that asked:
Information on the number of young people who have received Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is available at Local Authority Level, but not at constituency level. EMA take-up is defined as young people who have received one or more EMA payments in the academic year.
EMA take-up for York Local Authority area in the 2009/10 academic year was, at the end of February, 1,520.
The York average is unavailable but the value of all weekly payments released to learners nationally is £27.69. These figures comprise, historically, 80% of learners receiving £30, 10% of learners receiving £20 and the remaining 10% receiving £10.
EMA take-up data showing the number of young people who have received one or more EMA payments during 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07 and 2007/08 is available on the LSC website, at the following address: