To ask the Secretary of State for Education
(1) how many learners aged 19 years at the start of their course claimed Care to Learn in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011 to date;
(2) what the total expenditure was on learners claiming Care to Learn who were aged 19 years at the start of their course in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011 to date; and what the average expenditure per individual claimant was in each year.
These are matters for the Young People's Learning Agency (YPLA) who operate the Care to Learn scheme 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.