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Education Maintenance Allowance

Education written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Teresa Pearce Teresa Pearce Labour, Erith and Thamesmead

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he has had with the Access to Education Advocate on (a) the abolition of the education maintenance allowance (EMA) and (b) the new 16 to 19 Bursary Fund; and whether any such discussions took place prior to the announcement of the abolition of the EMA.

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

Between the date of his appointment, in December 2010, and the announcement of the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund in March 2011, the Advocate for Access to Education met regularly Department for Education officials and Ministers to discuss financial support for young people. We took account of his work in designing the new 16 to 19 Bursary Fund, which schools and colleges will be able to use to support those students who most need financial assistance to continue in education or training post-16.

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