HC Deb 25 June 1976 vol 913 c689W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much was paid out in educational maintenance allowances for the latest available year; and for how many children allowances were paid.

Miss Margaret Jackson

Authorities do not make regular returns of the number of educational maintenance allowances awarded. The latest available figures are derived from a survey carried out in the autumn term 1974, which showed that 6,880 pupils in England and Wales were receiving allowances, at a total annual value of £860,000.