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Education Maintenance Allowance

Education written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi Conservative, Stratford-on-Avon

To ask the Secretary of State for Education

(1) what the average annual payment to recipients of education maintenance allowance eligible for payment at £30 per week was in the most recent 12 months for which figures are available;

(2) how many and what proportion of recipients of education maintenance allowance received less than £800 a year in the last year for which figures are available;

(3) what the average number of weekly payments was to recipients of education maintenance allowance in the last year for which figures are available;

(4) what the average annual payment was to recipients of education maintenance allowance in the most recent year for which figures are available;

(5) what the average number of weekly payments was to recipients of education maintenance allowance who were eligible for the top rate of £30 per week in the last year for which figures are available.

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

This is a matter for the Young People's Learning Agency (YPLA) who operate the education maintenance allowance for the Department for Education. Peter Lauener, the YPLA's chief executive, will write to the hon. Member with the information requested and a copy of his reply will be placed in the House Libraries.

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