§ 40. Mr. Willey
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will make a statement on maintenance allowances paid to pupils attending maintained schools beyond the school-leaving age and in particular what is the extent of the variations between local education authorities; and what proposals he has for providing new improved scales.
§ Miss Bacon
The rates at which L.E.A.s pay these allowances are within their discretion and I do not have the detailed figures. However, I am aware138W that there is variation between local authorities and I am looking at this.