HC Deb 13 February 1973 vol 850 c290W
37. Mr. McNamara

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations she has received from the Hull Education Authority concerning the payment of school maintenance allowances to pupils; and what reply she has sent.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

The Director of Administration of Kingston upon Hull wrote to my right hon. Friend on 11th January about possible hardship to families with 15-year old children no longer eligible for educational maintenance allowances as a result of the raising of the school-leaving age. I regret that there has been delay in dealing with the letter, but a reply is being prepared and a copy will be sent to the hon. Member.