HC Deb 05 March 1970 vol 797 cc137-8W
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 aware that there is variation between local authorities and I am looking at this.

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