HC Deb 31 July 1962 vol 664 cc74-5W
Mr. Boyden

asked the Minister of Education what action he has now taken to see that those local education authorities paying low maintenance allowances for Secondary school children are encouraged to make allowances adequate for current needs.

Sir E. Boyle

I have looked into this and I find that no local education authority pays maintenance allowances below the rate recommended in Circular 327. Bearing in mind the general principle that this is the local education authorities' own responsibility, I do not consider that I should be justified in intervening.