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Education Maintenance Allowace: Wallasey

Education written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will estimate the likely effect on students from poorer backgrounds in Wallasey constituency of the withdrawal of education maintenance allowance.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

We are committed to making sure that young people from low income households can continue in education and training post-16. We are considering the replacement for the education maintenance allowance and want to ensure that the funds we have are targeted on those young people who most need support to enable them to participate in education.

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